Past Events

27NovemberSunday
Concert, Performance

Zeno Fest

Time: Sunday, November 27, 202211:00 am - 3:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Love of People Nonprofit is happy to join forces with the Acadiana Center for the Arts in bringing the community the second ever Zeno Fest! Zeno Fest began in 2019 to help raise money for Grammy Award Winning Bass Player, Lee Allen Zeno who was battling cancer at the time. Now, Zeno Fest is a […]
19NovemberSaturday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Creative Acadiana: Art and Entrepreneurship, Part 3: Making it Sustainable

Time: Saturday, November 19, 202210:00 am - 11:30 am / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Join local artist, Kelsey Billiot, for this tool-building three-part series on how to build a sustainable practice as a working artist. Each session is action-oriented and designed to be stand alone. Attending all three will give you a holistic view on sustainable practices. Each participant will walk away with a workbook designed by Kelsey to […]
17NovemberThursday
AllStars, Performance

Bill Kirchen & Redd Volkaert

Time: Thursday, November 17, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Tickets: $45 – Mezzanine $55 – Rear Orchestra $65 – Front Orchestra Two heavyweight guitar slingers and singers find a common ground with their deep history in Honky Tonk and Rock’n’Roll and their command of the electric guitar. Bill Kirchen is a founding father of Commander Cody. Redd Volkaert spent many years as the lead […]
15NovemberTuesday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

Professional Learning for Educators: Teaching Curriculum through Landscape Art

Time: Tuesday, November 15, 20224:30 pm - 6:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House
Professional Learning Workshop for educators in grades K–5, presented by Roz Fisher, PACE Teaching Artist Through looking at and creating landscape art, students learn to see their own surroundings more clearly. Explore landscape art with your students by learning about the different ways artists portray the world around them. Participants will experience ways students can […]
10NovemberThursday

Southern Screen Festival

Time: Thursday, November 10, 2022November 10, 2022 - 6:30 pm - November 13, 2022 - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Southern Screen Film Festival 2022, November 10-13, 2022 2022 SCHEDULEWhether you are flying in from many miles away or trekking across town, Southern Screen attracts entertainment lovers and creators to see something new and learn something unforgettable. With dozens of films screened each year, plus an array of workshops, panels, parties, and live performances, the four […]
09NovemberWednesday
Members Event

Insiders’ Salon

Time: Wednesday, November 9, 20227:30 pm - 10:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
As an AcA Insider or AcA President’s Circle level member, we welcome you to join us for this fabulous evening of art and surprises. The evening will be full of culinary excitement and creative experiences as we celebrate the Poetics of Selfhood/Poétique de l’Ipséité exhibit that explores variations on Creole and Francophone identities as expressed […]
06NovemberSunday
The Met Opera

Medea

Time: Sunday, November 6, 20222:00 pm - 4:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Tickets: $15 – General Admission $10 – AcA Members Having triumphed at the Met in some of the repertory’s fiercest soprano roles, Sondra Radvanovsky opens the new season as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance—a tour-de-force role made famous by opera’s ultimate diva, Maria Callas. The Met premiere […]
01NovemberTuesday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Creative Acadiana: Connecting Acadiana, Meet your funders

Time: Tuesday, November 1, 20225:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Connecting Acadiana is an opportunity for Acadiana based artists and arts & cultural organizations to meet local, regional, state and national funders. Individual artists and arts & cultural organizations can expect to learn about funding and other programmatic opportunities available to them and how to approach and access these opportunities.  Confirmed attendees include: AcA – […]
27OctoberThursday
AllStars, Performance

Marc Ribot

Time: Thursday, October 27, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Tickets: $35 – Mezzanine $45 – Rear Orchestra $55 – Front Orchestra Marc Ribot has released 25 albums under his own name over a 40-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler to the ‘Son Cubano’ of Arsenio Rodríguez, and has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Caetano Veloso, John Zorn, David […]
26OctoberWednesday
Film, Screening

The Laughing Man

Time: Wednesday, October 26, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
The Laughing Man is a tragicomic portrait of part-time actor and occasional twin of Jesus Christ, Thomas Alan Williamson. Though known for his infectious laugh, Thomas has lived a life haunted by tragedy, mental illness, and estrangement. He’d like to visit his dying father back home in Texas, but Thomas faces homelessness in Louisiana and […]
25OctoberTuesday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

Professional Learning for Educators: Exploring Identity through Abstract Expressionism

Time: Tuesday, October 25, 20224:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House
Professional Learning Workshop for Educators of grades 6–12 Presented by Marla Kristicevich, Talented Visual Arts Instructor Identity is the way we perceive and express ourselves. Many intersecting factors, conditions, and multifaceted life experiences play a role in defining one’s identity, including our sense of place. Some aspects of our identity change throughout life, and experiences […]
22OctoberSaturday
Featured, Special Event

Gulf Brew 2022

Time: Saturday, October 22, 20221:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts & Jefferson & Vermilion Streets
This Fall, Gulf Brew returns to Downtown Lafayette as a street-festival along Jefferson and Vermilion Streets.
15OctoberSaturday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Creative Acadiana: Art and Entrepreneurship, Part 2: Executing the Work

Time: Saturday, October 15, 202210:00 am - 11:30 am / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Join local artist, Kelsey Billiot, for this tool-building three-part series on how to build a sustainable practice as a working artist. Each session is action-oriented and designed to be stand alone. Attending all three will give you a holistic view on sustainable practices. Each participant will walk away with a workbook designed by Kelsey to […]
07OctoberFriday
Performance

The Band of Heathens

Time: Friday, October 7, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
With their professional lives on hold during the pandemic, The Band of Heathens found a year-long creative workaround. Every Tuesday night, the five-piece group came together via Zoom from their respective homes–from L.A. to Asheville-to host the Good Time Supper Club, a ninety-minute variety program.“It was nice to be able to use music as a […]
06OctoberThursday
Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Brother Dege: CABLOG LIVE

Time: Thursday, October 6, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Brother Dege & The Brethren will perform songs and tell stories from his award-winning book CABLOG: Diary of a Cabdriver (UL Press 2020)
06OctoberThursday
Arts In Education, Workshop

Teaching Art Forum

Time: Thursday, October 6, 20224:30 pm - 6:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Hey, arts teachers! Do you ever feel alone while creating lesson plans for your art students? Wish you had a way to share ideas? Looking for new ways to engage your students and wishing you weren’t the only art teacher in your school? Well, you’re not the only one. Gather at art forums designed especially […]
04OctoberTuesday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Creative Acadiana: Going Viral

Time: Tuesday, October 4, 20225:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Join Destin Ortego (Opportunity Machine) for this workshop that explores what makes content go viral, how you can prepare yourself to monetize viral content before going viral, and next steps to take if your content does go viral.   Destin serves as Executive Director for the Opportunity Machine which currently serves more than 100 startups […]
28SeptemberWednesday

Artist Round Up – Visual Arts

Time: Wednesday, September 28, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Bottle Art Lofts
Join AcA’s programming team for our Artist Round Up series. As always, artists of other disciplines are welcome and encouraged to attend! Calling all Visual Artists! AcA has partnered with ACLA and have invited Miguel Lasala (Lafayette) and Facundo Vargas (Oaxaca, Mexico) to paint a mural at the Bottle Art Lofts wall celebrating the cultural […]
23SeptemberFriday
Concert, Performance

Lee Roy Parnell

Time: Friday, September 23, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
No Depression may have said it best when they called Lee Roy Parnell “a fine writer blessed with a rich, soulful vocal delivery and a blistering array of guitar chops drawn almost equally from Texas blues, Memphis soul, and Southern rock traditions.”  Parnell is part of a long line of Texas roots-music eclectics and is among the elite few who can be […]
17SeptemberSaturday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Creative Acadiana: Art and Entrepreneurship, Part 1: Building the Business

Time: Saturday, September 17, 202210:00 am - 12:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Join local artist, Kelsey Billiot, for this tool-building three-part series on how to build a sustainable practice as a working artist. Each session is action-oriented and designed to be stand alone. Attending all three will give you a holistic view on sustainable practices. Each participant will walk away with a workbook designed by Kelsey to […]
14SeptemberWednesday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Creative Acadiana: All About IP

Time: Wednesday, September 14, 20225:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
You know you need to protect yourself and your artwork, but what does that look like, and what protection do you need. Join Mark Melasky, patent attorney with Intellectual Property Consulting in New Orleans, and Gene Meneray, Co-Founder of The Ella Project as they discuss:• The differences between copyright, trademark, and patent.• What types of artwork […]
13SeptemberTuesday
Arts In Education, Education

Arts in Education Showcase

Time: Tuesday, September 13, 20224:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
08SeptemberThursday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Creative Acadiana: Grant Writing as part of Artistic Process

Time: Thursday, September 8, 20225:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Led by filmmaker Tracie Holder, this workshop is designed for artists working across disciplines. It will prepare you to put your best foot forward the next time you apply for a grant. The goal is to help you gain confidence in your fundraising and proposal writing abilities by providing a solid road map to begin […]
21AugustSunday
Performance, The Listening Room

The Listening Room – Francesco Mazzonetto

Time: Sunday, August 21, 20223:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
ASO and AcA are pleased to premier their new chamber music series, with a presentation of the most famous chamber pieces, written by the biggest stars of the 19th Century European salons – Frédéric Chopin and Franz Schubert. Members of Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Italian piano virtuoso, Francesco Mazzonetto to bring you […]
19AugustFriday
AcA NXT, Performance

Scenic World + Rad Wagon

Time: Friday, August 19, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
AcA is proud to present an intimate and one-time-only performance by two of Lafayette’s most innovative indie-rock bands, Scenic World and Rad Wagon, as part of our NXT series! This is show is standing room only with seats available on a first come, first serve basis.  Coming off the heels of their electrifying Festival International […]
11AugustThursday
Members Event

Insiders’ Salon

Time: Thursday, August 11, 20227:30 pm - 10:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
As an AcA Insider or AcA President’s Circle level member, we welcome you to join us for this fabulous evening of art and surprises. This exclusive party in AcA’s Atrium and Main Gallery includes a fun tie dye activity with boozie snowcones! In the tradition of 18th century French salon gatherings, AcA will be transformed […]
17JulySunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – The Merry Widow

Time: Sunday, July 17, 20222:00 pm - 4:45 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Acadiana Center for the Arts is bringing back the Metropolitan Opera in HD! Please join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon streaming of the Met Opera in HD. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members) Seating is general admission, no assigned seats Act I The Pontevedrian ambassador in Paris, Baron Mirko Zeta, is giving a ball […]
14JulyThursday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

André Courville: Bastille Day Concert

Time: Thursday, July 14, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Internationally acclaimed bass-baritone opera singer, André Courville, returns home to perform an all-French concert celebrating Bastille Day, la Fête Nationale Française. Joined by one of Acadiana’s premiere collaborative pianists, Kevin Martin, the concert will highlight the evolution of French songs over the span of four centuries, with a focus on 19th century mélodies and popular […]
12JulyTuesday
Members Event

President’s Circle Private Reception for “Leroy Evans: Painting Rent”

Time: Tuesday, July 12, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Get an exclusive viewing of Leroy Evan’s exhibit on Tuesday, July 12th. This private reception is for Sponsors, AcA Board Members, and President’s Circle Members only. Interested in becoming a member? Check out our membership levels here: AcA Memberships
28JuneTuesday
Performance

An Evening with MacKenzie Bourg

Time: Tuesday, June 28, 20227:15 pm - 9:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
MacKenzie Bourg is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Lafayette. Traveling from New York and Los Angeles, Bourg has continued his journey as an upcoming artist after becoming a finalist on American Idol. His debut single “Roses” entered the iTunes Top 100 chart at #1 and the Billboard Top 200 at #13. Following “Roses,” Bourg released “Little Moon” which was picked […]
26JuneSunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – Lucia di Lammermoor

Time: Sunday, June 26, 20222:00 pm - 5:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Acadiana Center for the Arts is bringing back the Metropolitan Opera in HD! Please join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon streaming of the Met Opera in HD. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members) Seating is general admission, no assigned seats In recent seasons, soprano Nadine Sierra has brought down the house at the Met […]
23JuneThursday
Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Femme II

Time: Thursday, June 23, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Led by guest curator and renowned vocalist Anna Laura Edmiston with director and collaborator Lian Cheramie of Cajun Face, this performance is a follow up to Femme, a celebration of women in Acadiana music, which took place in 2018 as part of the Louisiana Crossroads series.
22JuneWednesday
Performance, Theater

Juneteenth – Evening

Time: Wednesday, June 22, 20227:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
As the Williams family prepares for the annual Juneteenth festival, they are regaled with real-life tales of how our story of freedom came about. Written by local artist Twana Benoit, The Juneteenth Story outlines the historical significance of this, now nationally recognized, holiday. This poignant and timeless piece is filled with laughs, dancing, and music […]
22JuneWednesday
Performance, Theater

Juneteenth – Matinee

Time: Wednesday, June 22, 20222:00 pm - 4:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
As the Williams family prepares for the annual Juneteenth festival, they are regaled with real-life tales of how our story of freedom came about. Written by local artist Twana Benoit, The Juneteenth Story outlines the historical significance of this, now nationally recognized, holiday. This poignant and timeless piece is filled with laughs, dancing, and music […]
18JuneSaturday
Dance, Helanius Dance Residency

Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging: Choreographic Ritual

Time: Saturday, June 18, 20227:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Former Site of Mouton Statue - 810 Lee Avenue, Lafayette, LA 70501
A free, site-specific offering/shareback to community members to continue in the work of constructing an embodied pathway. Performed by: A. Ryder Turner and Helanius J Wilkins
16JuneThursday
AllStars, Performance

Bobby Rush

Time: Thursday, June 16, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Bobby Rush (born in Homer, Louisiana c. 1933) is an American blues musician, composer, and singer. His style incorporates elements of blues, rap, and funk.
12JuneSunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – Turandot

Time: Sunday, June 12, 20222:00 pm - 5:20 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Acadiana Center for the Arts is bringing back the Metropolitan Opera in HD! Please join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon streaming of the Met Opera in HD. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members) Seating is general admission, no assigned seats Two of today’s most thrilling voices share the title role of the legendary cold-hearted […]
12JuneSunday
Dance, Helanius Dance Residency

Helanius J. Wilkins Dance Residency: Framework: A Contemporary Dance Practice

Time: Sunday, June 12, 20222:00 pm - 4:00 pm / Basin Arts - 113 Clinton Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
A movement technique & choreographic method created by Helanius J. Wilkins, this viscerally charged ongoing practice, is designed for pre-professional & professional dancers to experience the process of making as well as movement phrases central to The Conversation Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging. The work resembles a ritual that employs recovery through […]
11JuneSaturday
Dance, Helanius Dance Residency

Helanius J. Wilkins Dance Residency: The Dance of Social Justice: Artist Talk & Q&A

Time: Saturday, June 11, 20224:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
An introductory approach to share personal insight and initiate trust-building between the artist, local partners and community members. Speaker: Helanius J Wilkins ————————————————————————————– Helanius J. Wilkins (Dancer/ Choreographer/Educator) and duet-partner Ryder Turner (Dancer/Community-Engagements Co-Facilitator) are working with Acadiana Center for the Arts in partnership with Basin Arts in an Artist Residency in Lafayette June 6 […]
11JuneSaturday
Film, Screening

Pride Acadiana: Lafayette Queer Film Showcase

Time: Saturday, June 11, 202212:00 pm - 2:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Join us at AcA for this queer film showcase fundraiser for Acadiana Queer Collective, screening four short films by local artists, curated by Cory St. Ewart. At 12pm you can also view all of the Silent Auction items in the cafe. Films will begin at 12:30pm, followed by a panel discussion. 1. Eva Wants to Stay InWriter/Director/Producer: Cory […]
10JuneFriday
Dance, Helanius Dance Residency, Workshop

Helanius J. Wilkins Dance Residency: Belonging Conversation

Time: Friday, June 10, 20224:30 pm - 6:30 pm / McComb Veazey Community House - 419 12th Street, Lafayette, LA, 70501
Designed to bring together intergenerational groupings to illuminate the interstitial tissue that connects us through shared stories. Lead Facilitator: Helanius J Wilkins _____________________________________________________________ Helanius J. Wilkins (Dancer/ Choreographer/Educator) and duet-partner Ryder Turner (Dancer/Community-Engagements Co-Facilitator) are working with Acadiana Center for the Arts in partnership with Basin Arts in an Artist Residency in Lafayette June 6 […]
09JuneThursday
Helanius Dance Residency

Helanius J. Wilkins Dance Residency: Connection Improvisation Movement Workshop

Time: Thursday, June 9, 20225:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Parc Village - 2323 Moss Street Lafayette, LA 70501
*THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT PARC VILLAGE* This is a movement workshop based on self-discovery and communal expression, emphasized through exploring contact with one’s environment to resurrect buried linkages to land. Lead Facilitator: A. Ryder Turner —————————————————————————————— Helanius J. Wilkins (Dancer/ Choreographer/Educator) and duet-partner Ryder Turner (Dancer/Community-Engagements Co-Facilitator) are working with Acadiana Center for […]
08JuneWednesday
Dance, Helanius Dance Residency

Helanius J. Wilkins Dance Residency: Illuminating Your Voice Workshop

Time: Wednesday, June 8, 20225:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Cité des Arts - 109 Vine Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
*THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT CITE DES ARTS* Illuminating Your Voice workshop centers embodied storytelling and sharing as a means to map diverse histories and embrace one’s history as part of the fabric of one’s location. Lead facilitator: A. Ryder Turner —————————————————————————————— Helanius J. Wilkins (Dancer/ Choreographer/Educator) and duet-partner Ryder Turner (Dancer/Community-Engagements Co-Facilitator) are […]
29MaySunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – Don Carlos

Time: Sunday, May 29, 20222:00 pm - 4:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Acadiana Center for the Arts is bringing back the Metropolitan Opera in HD! Please join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon streaming of the Met Opera in HD. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members) Seating is general admission, no assigned seats For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French […]
26MayThursday
AcA NXT, Performance

Dustin Dale Gaspard w/Sweet Cecilia

Time: Thursday, May 26, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Please note: this performance was rescheduled from its original date of March 31, 2022 to May 26, 2022. Tickets and seats for the March 31 performance remain valid for the new performance date. Dustin Dale Gaspard hails from the rural southern community of Cow Island, Louisiana. From the Cajun country kitchen, greased by maw’s fryer, […]
25MayWednesday
Creative Acadiana, Film

Artist Round Up – Digital Media Arts

Time: Wednesday, May 25, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadian Superette
Join some of AcA’s programming team and members of AOC Community Media in our Artist Round Up series. This ’round’ we’re looking for digital media artists. Are you a filmmakers, podcaster, graphic designers, electronic musicians, video artists, etc. Come and meet us and your fellow artists of other artistic disciplines!  As always, artists of other […]
22MaySunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – Ariadne Auf Naxos

Time: Sunday, May 22, 20222:00 pm - 4:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Acadiana Center for the Arts is bringing back the Metropolitan Opera in HD! Please join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon streaming of the Met Opera in HD. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members) Seating is general admission, no assigned seats The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met […]
21MaySaturday
Songwriters Side by Side, Special Event

Songwriters Side by Side – Maison Mouton

Time: Saturday, May 21, 20226:00 pm - 10:00 pm / Maison Mouton
presented by: & Anne Gainnie Acadiana Center for the Arts is excited to bring you the Songwriters Side-by-Side series: An intimate evening of music, art, and cuisine, set against the backdrop of a historic home in Acadiana. This magical event includes an outdoor concert featuring Sam Broussard and Caroline Helm, delicious food, festive cocktails, and […]
14MaySaturday
ArtWalk, Gallery Talk, Special Event, Visual Arts

Black Artists as Community Leaders in Acadiana

Time: Saturday, May 14, 20224:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
A panel discussion of Black artists and community leaders discussing how to celebrate and support BIPOC creatives in our community. On the occasion of the exhibition Eugene James Martin: Heterochronic Collages, Acadiana Center for the Arts hosts a panel discussion moderated by musician, community organizer, and artist Erica Fox. Drawing from her experiences as owner […]
07MaySaturday
Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Tommy McLain + CC Adcock – 45 RPM Single release & New Album Preview

Time: Saturday, May 7, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Vermilionville
An evening with Swamp Pop icon Tommy McLain and a star-studded cavalcade of friends from across Louisiana and beyond in a loving tribute to this living legend.
04MayWednesday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Social Media for Social Practice Artists

Time: Wednesday, May 4, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
This workshop delves into how change-making socially-engaged artists can increase their impact on social media by using organic content. AcA has partnered with Creative Capital to bring artists in Acadiana a series of workshops that address the unique financial needs of artists, strengthen artists’ communication skills, as well as programs centered on building and maintaining […]
26AprilTuesday
Members Event

Insiders’ Salon

Time: Tuesday, April 26, 20227:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Join us for AcA’s Exclusive Member Party – the Insiders Salon! As an AcA Insider or AcA President’s Circle level member, we welcome you to join us for this fabulous evening of art and surprises. This exclusive party in AcA’s Atrium and Side Gallery includes an immersive, live performance by Paige Barnett and Stuart Welch, […]
23AprilSaturday
Songwriters Side by Side, Special Event

Songwriters Side by Side – Maison Stéphanie

Time: Saturday, April 23, 20225:00 pm - 10:00 pm / Maison Stephanie
presented by: Acadiana Center for the Arts is excited to bring you the Songwriters Side-by-Side series: An intimate evening of music, art, and cuisine, set against the backdrop of a historic home in Acadiana. This magical event includes an outdoor concert featuring Zachary Richard and Cadie Rees, delicious food, festive cocktails, and a silent auction […]
21AprilThursday
AllStars, Performance

Liz Longley

Time: Thursday, April 21, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz Longley is an accomplished singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, TN.
19AprilTuesday
Performance

An Evening with Rodney Crowell

Time: Tuesday, April 19, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
With more than 40 years of American roots music under his belt, Texas native Rodney Crowell is a two-time Grammy Award winner with five Number One hits of his own, six Americana Music Association Awards including their Lifetime Achievement For Songwriter Award and a legacy of songwriting excellence which has made him an icon among […]
04AprilMonday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

A Sustainable Creative Life: Community and Opportunities

Time: Monday, April 4, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Series Part 1: April 4 // Series Part 2: April 11 // Follow-up workshop series to Relationships and Ecosystems and how to activate your networks. AcA has partnered with Creative Capital to bring artists in Acadiana a series of workshops that address the unique financial needs of artists, strengthen artists’ communication skills, as well as […]
30MarchWednesday
Professional Development

Artist Round Up – Meet Your Fellow Literary Artists

Time: Wednesday, March 30, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadian Superette
Join some of AcA’s programming team and members of The Foundry Lafayette in our Artist Round Up series. This ’round’ we’re looking for literary artists. Are you a screenwriter, poet, playwright, zine maker, graphic novelist, comic, lyricist, etc.  Come and meet us and your fellow artists of other artistic disciplines! As always, artists of other […]
27MarchSunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – Rigoletto

Time: Sunday, March 27, 20222:00 pm - 4:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
A dramatic journey of undeniable force, Rigoletto was immensely popular from its premiere and remains fresh and powerful to this day. The story, based on a controversial play by Victor Hugo, tells of an outsider—a hunchbacked jester—who struggles to balance the dueling elements of beauty and evil that exist in his life.
26MarchSaturday
Songwriters Side by Side, Special Event

Songwriters Side by Side – Maison Madeleine

Time: Saturday, March 26, 20225:00 pm - 10:00 pm / Maison Madeleine
Presented by Jones Walker, LLP Acadiana Center for the Arts is excited to bring you the Songwriters Side-by-Side series: An intimate evening of music, art, and cuisine, set against the backdrop of a historic home in Acadiana. This magical event includes an outdoor concert featuring Dirk Powell and Yvette Landry, delicious food, festive cocktails, and […]
24MarchThursday
Arts In Education, Education, Professional Development, Workshop

Stress-reducing Interventions & Support for Students & Teachers — An Experiential Workshop

Time: Thursday, March 24, 20224:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Led by Dr. Margot Hasha, Professor of Sociology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Part II of this two-part series will teach participants research-based experiential methods for reducing student anxiety, increasing focus and creativity, and fostering a sense of emotional safety in the classroom. The second half of this workshop will focus on participants’ development of a […]
17MarchThursday
Film

Intention

Time: Thursday, March 17, 20226:15 pm - 7:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Southern Screen and Acadiana Center for the Arts are partnering to host a special screening event with filmmakers Olivia Perillo and Syd Horn of their film, INTENTION! Intention follows the stories of eleven women who encompass the profound gradient of cultural heritage in Southwest Louisiana. Contextualizing language, music, food, art, and traditional faith healing, these Cajun, […]
13MarchSunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – Cinderella

Time: Sunday, March 13, 20222:00 pm - 4:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Charles Perrault’s 1698 fairy tale, the classic telling of the Cinderella story, is an excellent source for an opera—providing color, romance, and relatable themes for audiences of all ages.
12MarchSaturday
Film

The Quiet Cajuns: One Heritage. Two Generations. One Disease.

Time: Saturday, March 12, 20225:00 pm - 7:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Join us for a free screening and Q&A for the documentary the Quiet Cajuns There are hundreds of Cajuns who have never heard a fiddle waltz and who lose their vision because of a genetic quirk that came here with the Acadians over two centuries ago. This documentary tells the story of Acadian Usher Syndrome, […]
10MarchThursday
Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

The David Egan Songbook

Time: Thursday, March 10, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
A celebration of the life and legacy of musician and songwriter David Egan, featuring musical guests from across Louisiana. His music has been performed and recorded by Irma Thomas, Marsha Ball, Solomon Burke, Etta James, Joe Cocker and Percy Sledge to name just a few.
09MarchWednesday
Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

The David Egan Songbook – EXTRA NIGHT

Time: Wednesday, March 9, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
A celebration of the life and legacy of musician and songwriter David Egan, featuring musical guests from across Louisiana. His music has been performed and recorded by Irma Thomas, Marsha Ball, Solomon Burke, Etta James, Joe Cocker and Percy Sledge to name just a few.
07MarchMonday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

A Sustainable Creative Life: Relationships and Ecosystem

Time: Monday, March 7, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Series Part 1 – March 7 // Series Part 2 – March 14 // This workshop series is specifically designed to empower artists, demonstrate pragmatic approaches to sustaining a creative life, and demystify the “artworld.” AcA has partnered with Creative Capital to bring artists in Acadiana a series of workshops that address the unique financial […]
06MarchSunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – Magic Flute

Time: Sunday, March 6, 20222:00 pm - 4:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
A sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte in the original German) was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the clear intention of appealing to audiences from all walks of life.
03MarchThursday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Instagram for Artists

Time: Thursday, March 3, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Lafayette Public Library
For many artists, creating authentic Instagram content that conveys their identity as a creator and an individual can be a challenge–even a chore. THIS SESSION WILL BE AT THE LAFAYETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY (MAIN) AcA has partnered with Creative Capital to bring artists in Acadiana a series of workshops that address the unique financial needs of […]
03MarchThursday
Arts In Education, Education, Professional Development

ACEs, Teacher Burnout, & Self-Care

Time: Thursday, March 3, 20224:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Led by Dr. Margot Hasha, Professor of Sociology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette In Part I of this two-part series, participants will gain a broad understanding of the impact of ACEs and neglect on the developing brains of children, as well as the impact of Covid-19 on students’ issues of grief, anxiety, and classroom behavior.  […]
23FebruaryWednesday
Arts In Education, Professional Development, Workshop

Using the Art of Eugene Martin to Promote Fluency in Conceptual Thinking, Reflective Writing and Creating

Time: Wednesday, February 23, 20224:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Presented by Shelly Breaux, Arts Educator Most appropriate for grades 6–12 The past two years have presented us with times of the unknown, self-reflection and focusing on the social emotional learning of our students. Using the work of African American artist Eugene Martin, participants will go through a process of developing empathic awareness by using […]
22FebruaryTuesday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Artist Finances: Tax Planning

Time: Tuesday, February 22, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
This workshop is designed to help artists prepare for filing 2021 taxes AcA has partnered with Creative Capital to bring artists in Acadiana a series of workshops that address the unique financial needs of artists, strengthen artists’ communication skills, as well as programs centered on building and maintaining relationships as part of art practice. This […]
15FebruaryTuesday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Artist Finances: Financial Literacy

Time: Tuesday, February 15, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
This workshop is designed to better your money management skills and raise your financial literacy AcA has partnered with Creative Capital to bring artists in Acadiana a series of workshops that address the unique financial needs of artists, strengthen artists’ communication skills, as well as programs centered on building and maintaining relationships as part of […]
06FebruarySunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – Eurydice

Time: Sunday, February 6, 20222:00 pm - 4:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Orpheus is almost the archetypical operatic tale, and composers throughout history have adapted it for the operatic stage. But in his evocative new opera, celebrated American composer Matthew Aucoin reimagines the story from Eurydice’s point of view and imbues these familiar characters with surprising new dimensions.
05FebruarySaturday
Special Event

Tony Chachere’s La danse de Mardi Gras

Time: Saturday, February 5, 20225:00 pm - 10:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
A country dance at AcA celebrating the rural traditions of mardi gras in the big city. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys perform traditional Mardi Gras songs with guest performers from the traditional mardi gras runs themselves. Ancelet will deliver a shortened version of his annual lecture on country mardi gras celebrations, which he delivers every year at the Liberty Theater in Eunice, LA.
03FebruaryThursday
Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

The Williams Family Band ft. Nathan, Sr., El Sido, Lil’ Nate, & Dennis Paul Williams

Time: Thursday, February 3, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
The family that has defined Creole music for decades finally plays together for one night featuring band leaders Nathan, Sr., El Sido, Lil’ Nate, and Dennis Paul Williams.
01FebruaryTuesday
Creative Acadiana, Professional Development, Workshop

Artist Finances: Mindset & Money

Time: Tuesday, February 1, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Participants are guided through a holistic approach to money management, starting with uncovering their money blueprint. AcA has partnered with Creative Capital to bring artists in Acadiana a series of workshops that address the unique financial needs of artists, strengthen artists’ communication skills, as well as programs centered on building and maintaining relationships as part […]
27JanuaryThursday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

The Lone Bellow

Time: Thursday, January 27, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Rescheduled for January 27th! 2015 Americana Music Honors & Awards Nominee: Duo/Group of the Year The Lone Bellow burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. The Brooklyn-based band quickly became known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance — a reputation that earned them their rabid fan base. It’s […]
23JanuarySunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Time: Sunday, January 23, 20222:00 pm - 4:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
The second opera from six-time Grammy Award–winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, Fire Shut Up in My Bones makes history this season as the first opera by a Black composer to be performed by the Met.
20JanuaryThursday
Performance, Spotlight

Rich Hall

Time: Thursday, January 20, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Rich Hall is an award-winning Montana native and is renowned for his expertly crafted tirades, quick-fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences.
19JanuaryWednesday
Members Event, Special Event

Insiders’ Salon

Time: Wednesday, January 19, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
As an AcA Insider or AcA President’s Circle member, we welcome you to join us for this fabulous evening of art and surprises. This exclusive party in AcA’s Main Gallery includes a super secret community art project (come and find out!). In the tradition of 18th century French salon gatherings, AcA will be transformed into […]
13JanuaryThursday
AllStars, Performance

Judith Hill

Time: Thursday, January 13, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Judith Hill is a Grammy Award Winning vocalist with 4 solo albums under her belt and has countless collaborations with some of the world’s most well known artists. She has provided backing vocals for Michael Jackson and Josh Groban among others. Hill was chosen as Jackson’s duet partner for the song “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” during […]
09JanuarySunday
The Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera – Boris Godunov

Time: Sunday, January 9, 20222:00 pm - 4:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
At the drama’s core stands the titular tsar—a complex, nuanced figure who is both a hero and a villain, a summit of the bass repertory, and an utterly engrossing character. This season, the Met presents Mussorgsky’s original one-act version from 1869.
22DecemberWednesday
Concert, Performance

The AcA Holiday Special: featuring Chas Justus & Julie Williams

Time: Wednesday, December 22, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
A fun and touching holiday event for the whole family featuring Chas Justus & Julie Williams. Chas Justus will be presenting selections from his 2020 release, “Joyeux Noel, Bon Chrismeusse” with an all-star lineup of special guests, including The Daiquiri Queens (Jamie Lynn Fontentot, Miriam McCracken, K.C. Jones), Jourdan Thibodeaux, Megan Constantan, Corey Porch, Paul […]
12DecemberSunday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

The Milk Carton Kids

Time: Sunday, December 12, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
AcA will require recent proof of a negative Covid test (within 72 hours) or proof of vaccination for the Dec 12 show. Ticket holders will have proof checked by AcA security on entry. This policy is limited to this performance only, at the request of the artists. AcA’s normal policy is to follow state and […]
21NovemberSunday
AcA NXT, Concert, Featured, Performance

Drive-By Truckers

Time: Sunday, November 21, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Drive-By Truckers is finally back on the road after the year and half pandemic lockdown. Just in time to celebrate their 25th birthday. Special Guest on tour with DBT is Buffalo Nichols, a traditional Blues musician. The band had just released its 12th studio album in January 2020. The Unraveling was mostly recorded in Memphis at Sam […]
16OctoberSaturday
Special Event

King & Queen of Gulf Brew 2021

Time: Saturday, October 16, 20213:00 pm - 4:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts & Jefferson & Vermilion Streets
This Fall, Gulf Brew returns to Downtown Lafayette as a street-festival along Jefferson and Vermilion Streets.
16OctoberSaturday
Special Event

Gulf Brew 2021

Time: Saturday, October 16, 20211:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts & Jefferson & Vermilion Streets
This Fall, Gulf Brew returns to Downtown Lafayette as a street-festival along Jefferson and Vermilion Streets.
14OctoberThursday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

Del McCoury Band

Time: Thursday, October 14, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
Grammy Award Winner: 2006 Best Bluegrass Album; Grammy Award Nominee:  2004 Best Bluegrass Album; International Bluegrass Music Awards: 9-time winner Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry […]
06OctoberWednesday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

The Allman Betts Band (New Show)

Time: Wednesday, October 6, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
The sons of Gregg Allman (Devon Allman) and Dickey Betts (Duane Betts) have joined forces to form The Allman Betts Band. They kicked off their World Tour on March 27, 2019 and sold out twelve of their first eighteen shows.  The show features new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and […]
05OctoberTuesday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

The Allman Betts Band (Rescheduled Show)

Time: Tuesday, October 5, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
The sons of Gregg Allman (Devon Allman) and Dickey Betts (Duane Betts) have joined forces to form The Allman Betts Band. They kicked off their World Tour on March 27, 2019 and sold out twelve of their first eighteen shows.  The show features new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and […]
23SeptemberThursday
Film, Special Event

Mini Film Festival and Panel Discussion

Time: Thursday, September 23, 20216:00 pm - 8:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
The American Institute of Architects and the Acadiana Center for the Arts present the screening of “What It Takes to Make a Home,” and “Midtown, A Blueprint for Better.” The films will be followed by a Q&A session.
24AugustTuesday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

Cedric Burnside

Time: Tuesday, August 24, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
The 42-year-old Burnside was born in the blues as much as he was in funk, rock, soul, and hip-hop.
21JulyWednesday
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Louisiana Crossroads 20th Anniversary: Jim Lauderdale & Sara Douga

Time: Wednesday, July 21, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Lauderdale and Douga first collaborated during the 2018 South Louisiana Songwriters Festival held in Lafayette. Douga moved to Nashville in 2019 and self-released her debut record; Boots, Bras, and Drawers, which was quickly recognized by Country Music People Magazine and BBC Radio. While still fairly new to town, Douga’s heroes have already taken notice. Her first cut as a songwriter came from Lauderdale on his latest country album, From Another World, which launched Douga into the spotlight at The Grand Ole Opry Stage for her first performance as a Nashville resident. Lauderdale has since recorded four of his and Douga’s co-written songs. Lauderdale and Douga will be joined in the performance by San Diego-based classical guitarist David Maldonado and Acadiana-based steel guitarist Richard Comeaux.
06JulyTuesday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

Billy Childs Quartet

Time: Tuesday, July 6, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
Awards:  Grammy Award Winner: 5-time winner (2018, 2015, 2011, 2006) [13 nominations total]; Doris Duke Artist Award:  2013 Billy Childs has emerged as one of the foremost American composers of his era, perhaps the most distinctly American composer since Aaron Copland – for like Copland, he has successfully married the musical products of his heritage […]
10JuneThursday
Members Event

President’s Circle Private Reception for “Stephanie Patton: Comfort Zone”

Time: Thursday, June 10, 20216:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
AcA hosts a private opening reception on June 10th in the forthcoming exhibition in the Main Gallery, “Stephanie Patton: Comfort Zone.” Complimentary beverages and entertainment will be provided. Attendees at this exclusive evening will get the “first look” at the exhibition before it opens to the public and have an opportunity to meet and toast […]
04JuneFriday
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Louisiana Crossroads 20th Anniversary: HOMECOMING

Time: Friday, June 4, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Louisiana Crossroads has provided a closer look into the music careers of Louisiana-born artists to Acadiana audiences for 20 years. From its inception in 2001, the music series has presented stars like Anders Osborne, Marcia Ball, Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth, John Hiatt, and Irma Thomas. 
22MaySaturday

Songwriters Side-by-Side, ft. Roddie Romero and Laura Huval

Time: Saturday, May 22, 20215:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Maison Stéphanie
An intimate evening of performance at on the beautiful grounds of Maison Stéphanie This intimate evening will feature an outdoor concert with performances from Roddie Romero and Laura Huval. Attendees will dine on delicious food provided by Chef Brian Johnson of Maison Stèphanie, enjoy festive cocktails, and peruse beautiful artwork provided by local artists in […]
04MayTuesday
lost my gig logo

Lost My Gig – The Concert

Time: Tuesday, May 4, 20216:00 pm - 9:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Lost My Gig - The Concert, presented by Rader, is a special evening featuring Marc Broussard & Friends on Tuesday May 4 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
02AprilFriday
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Louisiana Crossroads: Chapel Hart

Time: Friday, April 2, 20217:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Rising country powerhouse trio Chapel Hart turn water into wine and come up with nothing short of a miracle.
03MarchWednesday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

Ranky Tanky (8pm show)

Time: Wednesday, March 3, 20218:00 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Playful chants, ecstatic shouts, and heartbreaking spirituals can all be found in Ranky Tanky's original songs inspired by Gullah tradition.
03MarchWednesday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

Ranky Tanky (6pm show)

Time: Wednesday, March 3, 20216:00 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Playful chants, ecstatic shouts, and heartbreaking spirituals can all be found in Ranky Tanky's original songs inspired by Gullah tradition.
07JanuaryThursday

Critique Nites with Basin Arts – hosted by Theresa Wasiloski and Jaik Faulk

Time: Thursday, January 7, 20216:30 pm - 8:30 pm /
Basin Arts will team up with the AcA to host its free monthly Critique Nite inviting a selection of artists from all mediums and disciplines to share what they are currently working on andreceive thoughts and feedback from peers. This monthly gathering builds a stronger, more diverse and visible artist community and also exposes the […]
07JanuaryThursday

Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market with Adrian Guidry and Mark Hernandez

Time: Thursday, January 7, 20215:00 pm - 6:00 pm /
Join us for an informal chat about the future of the Artisans Market at Moncus Park. Thisdiscussion will offer information for those interested in applying as an artist, along with insight into the jury process and selling your art at this community market.
18DecemberFriday

Community Connections – The BiblioBike

Time: Friday, December 18, 202012:30 pm - 1:30 pm /
The Lafayette Public Library’s pedal-powered mobile library – the BiblioBike will park outsideACA one Friday a month for the rest of the year. The BiblioBike is stocked with library resources such as books, Grab & Go crafts, programinformation, wifi, and library cards (even our limited edition art library card by Rob Guillory,while supplies last). For […]
16DecemberWednesday

Crafting an Effective Artist’s Statement with Callie Smith

Time: Wednesday, December 16, 20201:00 pm - 2:00 pm /
The artist’s statement is a crucial, yet often overlooked part of an artist’s portfolio. A good artist’s statement can better connect artists with their audiences and help them catch the interest of publishers, curators, or application reviewers for residencies, graduate programs, and other opportunities. It can feel daunting for artists to communicate what they are […]
14DecemberMonday

Grants for Artists: Panel Discussion with Erica Anderson | Grants Director at Louisiana Division of the Arts, Gwen Richard | Community Development Director at AcA, Jolie Johnson | Development Manager at Hilliard Art Museum

Time: Monday, December 14, 20201:00 pm - 2:30 pm /
Interested in hearing more about state and local arts grants opportunities for individual artists and nonprofit organizations in Acadiana? Could your nonprofit organization use additional money for operational costs? As an individual artist, could you use additional funds for the creation of new works or to assist in the development of your artistry? If so, […]
12DecemberSaturday

Do Nothing Sit In with Sarah Mikayla Brown

Time: Saturday, December 12, 202011:00 am - 12:00 pm /
Theatre Artist and Educator Sarah Mikayla Brown will lead a “Do Nothing Sit in” in conversation with the busy holiday season. The Covid era has brought to light how many of us are burning the candle at both ends. Sometimes protesting can look like refusing the use of our attention and labor as a commodity. […]
10DecemberThursday
AcA NXT, Concert, Featured, Performance

A SOCIALLY DISTANCED CONCERT Featuring Ray Boudreaux With Special Guests Julian Primeaux and Teka Brisco

Time: Thursday, December 10, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
In March, the AcA could have never imagined that when Scott Mulvahill took his bow, that it would be our final performance for 9 months. During this time, we have all craved the nostalgia that live performances create in our lives.  The AcA is proud to bring you our first live performance after working for […]
10DecemberThursday

Critique Nites with Basin Arts – hosted by Theresa Wasiloski and Jaik Faulk

Time: Thursday, December 10, 20206:30 pm - 8:30 pm /
Basin Arts will team up with the AcA to host its free monthly Critique Nite inviting a selection of artists from all mediums and disciplines to share what they are currently working on and receive thoughts and feedback from peers. This monthly gathering builds a stronger, more diverse and visible artist community and also exposes […]
07DecemberMonday

Artists as Teachers – Panel Discussion with Bree Sargent | Education Director at AcA, Dr. Claire Schultz | Art Education Assistant Professor at UL , and Olivia Morgan | Education Director at the Hilliard Art Museum

Time: Monday, December 7, 20203:00 pm - 4:30 pm /
Are you interested in pursuing a career in both the arts and teaching? Join our panel to learn about opportunities for teaching in school and museum settings along with the continued advocacy and initiatives in our community to ensure that the arts are a part of every student’s education
05DecemberSaturday

Surviving Art School: A Panel Discussion Presented by the Visual Arts Department Faculty and Students

Time: Saturday, December 5, 20202:00 pm - 3:30 pm /
Surviving art school will be a breeze with insider knowledge from the faculty and students of the Visual Arts Department from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This panel discussion will offer participants a brief overview of the studio concentrations offered in our BFA program, the art history minor, and BA in art education program. […]
03DecemberThursday

The Business of Being an Artist with Dirk Guidry

Time: Thursday, December 3, 202011:00 am - 1:00 pm /
Dirk Guidry will be hosting a professional development workshop on “The Business of Being an Artist”. The workshop will focus on the basics of how to be an artist with consideration of operating as a business. Dirk will provide a look from inside his studio at both the Creative and Business sides of how an […]
20NovemberFriday

Community Connections – The BiblioBike

Time: Friday, November 20, 202012:30 pm - 1:30 pm /
The Lafayette Public Library’s pedal-powered mobile library – the BiblioBike will park outside ACA one Friday a month for the rest of the year. The BiblioBike is stocked with library resources such as books, Grab & Go crafts, program information, wifi, and library cards (even our limited edition art library card by Rob Guillory, while […]
19NovemberThursday

How to Pivot as an Artist: Financial Literacy, Beginning with the End in Mind

Time: Thursday, November 19, 202011:00 am - 1:00 pm /
Grace Hamilton-Mayfield, Owner and Artistic Director of Hamilton Academy of the Arts, will lead a candid conversation about that part of being an artist that none of us want to talk about! We will discuss beginning with the end in mind, where you want to be at retirement age, How do you create a financial […]
18NovemberWednesday

Annual Meeting 2020

Time: Wednesday, November 18, 20205:30 pm - 6:00 pm / Virtual
The Board of Directors of the AcA hosts its Annual Meeting for the membership.
14NovemberSaturday

Be Here Now – Dance Installation by Basin Arts’ Platform Dance Residency

Time: Saturday, November 14, 20204:30 pm - 5:00 pm / AcA Cafe
Join BA Platform dance residents for an intimate dance installation honing in on the micro-ness of the moving body as a response to the universal experience of uncertainty in the time of COVID. This dance installation will share the creative exploration of dancers as they bring awareness to the present moment in a deeply meditative […]
29JuneMonday
Dance, Performance

The Movement Dance Academy

Time: Monday, June 29, 2020June 29, 2020 - 12:00 pm - July 1, 2020 - 6:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
13JuneSaturday
Russell Whiting sculpture
ArtWalk

Second Saturday ArtWalk, June 2020

Time: Saturday, June 13, 20204:00 pm - 9:00 pm / AcA
The first public event at AcA since the initial COVID-19 shutdown, this ArtWalk offers a new variety of experiences and fun for the whole family.
09MaySaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Donizetti, Maria Stuarda

Time: Saturday, May 9, 202012:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
This event was cancelled in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19. If you require a refund or have any questions, contact Clayton Shelvin at clayton@acadianacenterforthearts.org.
17AprilFriday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

SYBARITE5

Time: Friday, April 17, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
This event was cancelled in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19. If you require a refund or have any questions, contact Clayton Shelvin at clayton@acadianacenterforthearts.org.
13AprilMonday
Cane Fire Film Series, Film, Performance

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band

Time: Monday, April 13, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
This event was cancelled in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19. If you require a refund or have any questions, contact Clayton Shelvin at clayton@acadianacenterforthearts.org.
11AprilSaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Puccini, Tosca

Time: Saturday, April 11, 202012:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
This event was cancelled in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19. If you require a refund or have any questions, contact Clayton Shelvin at clayton@acadianacenterforthearts.org.
07AprilTuesday
AcA NXT, Performance

The Future Is Female: An Evening of Rising Female Musicians Ft. Chapel Hart, Akua Allridge & The Tribe, and Abby Elizabeth

Time: Tuesday, April 7, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
This event was cancelled in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19. If you require a refund or have any questions, contact Clayton Shelvin at clayton@acadianacenterforthearts.org.
03AprilFriday
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

The Instrumental Legacy of Dr. Tommy Comeaux

Time: Friday, April 3, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
This event was cancelled in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19. If you require a refund or have any questions, contact Clayton Shelvin at clayton@acadianacenterforthearts.org.
18MarchWednesday
Performance, Special Event

Acting Up in Acadiana presents – COLLAGE

Time: Wednesday, March 18, 20206:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Actors ages 7-18 perform COLLAGE: Scenes and Monologues. Both humorous and touching, the production challenges the young actors with a broad spectrum of characters and aims to educate them about how they can make a difference through their art. They raise awareness and initiate a supply drive for Camp HOPE Louisiana, an affiliate of Camp […]
17MarchTuesday
Performance, Special Event

Acting Up in Acadiana presents – COLLAGE

Time: Tuesday, March 17, 20206:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Actors ages 7-18 perform COLLAGE: Scenes and Monologues. Both humorous and touching, the production challenges the young actors with a broad spectrum of characters and aims to educate them about how they can make a difference through their art. They raise awareness and initiate a supply drive for Camp HOPE Louisiana, an affiliate of Camp […]
14MarchSaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Cancelled: Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer

Time: Saturday, March 14, 202012:00 pm - 2:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
The Metropolitan Opera regrets to announce that, effective immediately, all performances have been cancelled through March 31 due to coronavirus concerns. About Der Fliegende Holländer is the earliest of Wagner’s operatic creations to remain in the repertory. The two lead roles represent archetypes to which the composer would return, in one form or another, in most […]
10MarchTuesday
AcA NXT, Performance

Scott Mulvahill, ft. The Rayo Brothers

Time: Tuesday, March 10, 20207:30 pm - 10:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
For the past decade, Scott Mulvahill has left his unique mark on the intersecting worlds of Americana, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock & roll, and roots music.
09MarchMonday
Cane Fire Film Series, Film, Performance, Spotlight

Don’t Be a Dick About It

Time: Monday, March 9, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Presented by Cane Fire Films A Film By Ben Mullinkosson About Growing up in a loving home with their parents, brothers Peter and Matthew are crazy about each other—but also constantly at each other’s throats. Displaying their individual idiosyncrasies—Peter is obsessed with the TV show Survivor, and reenacts the elimination rounds every day in an […]
07MarchSaturday
Gallery Talk, Visual Arts

Coffee and Conversation: Louisiana Trail Riders

Time: Saturday, March 7, 202010:00 am - 11:30 am / AcA Main Gallery
The artist and members of the trail riding community will participate in a lively panel discussion on the exhibition Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders.
06MarchFriday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

Aaron Diehl Trio

Time: Friday, March 6, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About A 32-year-old classically trained pianist and composer, Aaron Diehl has made an indelible mark on the jazz world over the last 15 years. While showing a rare affinity for early jazz and mid-20th century “third-stream” music, his latest evolution comes as he begins to tackle modern classical works. Having performed Gershwin with the New […]
29FebruarySaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Handel, Agrippina

Time: Saturday, February 29, 202012:00 pm - 3:45 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The […]
18FebruaryTuesday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

An Evening with Judy Collins, presented by Louisiana Lottery

Time: Tuesday, February 18, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Heymann Performing Arts Center
The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Judy Collins is best known for her soothing vocals and seamless guitar playing, the folk, country, and rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter boasts an iconic 55-album body of work, including numerous gold and platinum […]
13FebruaryThursday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

Thinking Outside the Box City

Time: Thursday, February 13, 20204:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Hilliard University Art Museum
About Presented by Hector LaSala For teachers of grades 3–12 “Box City” is an urban planning activity that was started by architects and educators to help students develop an understanding of the built environment. Drawing inspiration from the Hilliard University Art Museum’s exhibition, BOX-CITY, by Robert C. Tannen, this workshop will explore the processes that […]
10FebruaryMonday
Cane Fire Film Series, Film

Cunningham

Time: Monday, February 10, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Presented by Cane Fire Films Synopsis CUNNINGHAM traces Merce Cunningham’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944-1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. The 3D technology weaves together Merce’s philosophies and stories, creating a visceral […]
08FebruarySaturday
Performance, Spotlight, Theater

The Improv Rumble 2020

Time: Saturday, February 8, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About The Improv Rumble will pit teams of improvisers against one another in an all-out brawl. Everything’s made up, but YOUR VOTES REALLY COUNT. Who will go home the victor? The answer depends on YOU. Audience members will vote on their favorite performances to determine a team winner. Voting will take place via interactive fun […]
07FebruaryFriday
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Steve Riley’s International Accordion Kings

Time: Friday, February 7, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
Louisiana Crossroads presents a musical journey through different accordion styles and cultures featuring top accordionists from around the world.
06FebruaryThursday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

Viewing, Talking, Listening, Writing: Social Justice Issues in Ernest J. Gaines’s “The Sky is Gray”

Time: Thursday, February 6, 20204:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
About Presented by Darrell Bourque, Professor Emeritus ULL In collaboration with the Ernest J. Gaines Center For teachers of grades 7–12 After a short introduction to Gaines’s place in the canon of American and world literature, participants will view the PBS American Short Story Series film adaptation of the Gaines story. Participants will discuss cultural […]
04FebruaryTuesday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

Culturally Responsive Instruction

Time: Tuesday, February 4, 20204:30 pm - 6:30 pm / AcA
About Presented by Baba the Storyteller For teachers of grades K–12 This professional development workshop focuses on the inner-development of the teacher as a first stage of creating differentiated instruction for learners. Baba employs stories, proverbs and fables as tools to illustrate the need for differentiating based on the culturally diverse needs of learners. Teachers […]
01FebruarySaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Gershwin, Porgy & Bess

Time: Saturday, February 1, 202012:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian […]
30JanuaryThursday
Dance, Performance, Spotlight

Flex Ave.

Time: Thursday, January 30, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
Barely a decade old, witnessing Flexn today is like watching the emergence of hip hop in the 1970s and 1980s. Flex Ave.'s world premier is at AcA.
28JanuaryTuesday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

Visualizing Ratios through Infographics

Time: Tuesday, January 28, 20204:30 pm - 7:30 pm / ArtHouse
About Presented by Flannery Denny For teachers of grades 4-8 Want students to believe that math is useful? To be able to understand data presented to them? And to be advocates for the community? Let’s teach our young people how to use their math and design skills to create compelling visuals about the issues they […]
25JanuarySaturday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

Matthew Whitaker, presented by IBERIABANK

Time: Saturday, January 25, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm /
Blind since birth, Whitaker is a 18-year-old world-renowned pianist and organist. A protege of Stevie Wonder, he first played the Apollo Theater at age 10.
23JanuaryThursday
Workshop

ArtSpark Project Assistance Workshop (Evening Session)

Time: Thursday, January 23, 20205:30 pm - 6:30 pm / ArtHouse
In this workshop, AcA staff review the ArtSpark program guidelines and application process and led a question and answer session with attendees.
23JanuaryThursday
Workshop

ArtSpark Project Assistance Workshop (Morning Session)

Time: Thursday, January 23, 202010:00 am - 11:00 am / ArtHouse
In this workshop, AcA staff review the ArtSpark program guidelines and application process and led a question and answer session with attendees.
22JanuaryWednesday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

Meeting Trauma with Movement

Time: Wednesday, January 22, 20204:30 pm - 7:30 pm / ArtHouse
About Presented By Alyshia Boagni and Theresa Wasiloski For teachers and counselors of grades K–12 Trauma can impact students’ ability to access their education. In this workshop, school counselor Alyshia Boagni and movement artist Theresa Wasiloski will lead participants through recognizing signs of trauma in students, as well as understanding how trauma affects a child’s […]
18JanuarySaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Berg, Wozzeck

Time: Saturday, January 18, 202012:00 pm - 1:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About One of the emblematic achievements of the thriving artistic forces in Germany and Austria during the brief period between world wars, Wozzeck was a sensation and a scandal at its premiere. Remarkably, it has lost none of its power to fascinate, shock, and engage audiences, and its status as one of the defining musical […]
16JanuaryThursday
Cane Fire Film Series, Film

White Snake

Time: Thursday, January 16, 20207:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Presented by Cane Fire Films Synopsis One day a young woman named Blanca is saved by Xuan, a snake catcher from a nearby village. She has lost her memory, and together they go on a journey to discover her real identity, developing deeper feelings for one another along the way. But as they learn more […]
15JanuaryWednesday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

The Art of Community Celebrations: Connecting the Classroom

Time: Wednesday, January 15, 20204:30 pm - 7:30 pm / ArtHouse
About Presented By Paddy Bowman, Local Learning For teachers of grades 3–12, college and museum education In conjunction with the exhibit Louisiana Trail Riders, by Jeremiah Ariaz, this workshop will plumb the rich history, aesthetics, skills and intergenerational knowledge that go into community celebrations. Distinctive Acadiana celebrations abound, from intimate family events to large and […]
15JanuaryWednesday
Economic Outlook
Special Event

Economic Outlook 2020

Time: Wednesday, January 15, 20207:30 am - 10:00 am / James Devin Moncus Theater
Learn how the economic trends of 2020 will impact your business with a panel of Louisiana business leaders at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Moderated by The Acadiana Advocate’s Managing Editor Kristin Askelson and Business Editor Adam Daigle. A new decade lies ahead, and The Advocate is committed to covering the complexities and challenges […]
12JanuarySunday
Performance, Spotlight, Theater

Frozen Jr. presented by Wonderland Performing Arts

Time: Sunday, January 12, 20202:00 pm - 3:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
You’ve seen the movie, now see Frozen live on stage. The kids at Wonderland Performing Arts have been providing Acadiana with educational and inspiring performing arts programs since 2015. This January, they’re bringing a chill to the AcA with their production of Disney’s Frozen Jr. Each performance kicks off one hour before with a DJ’d Disney dance […]
11JanuarySaturday
Performance, Spotlight, Theater

Frozen Jr. presented by Wonderland Performing Arts

Time: Saturday, January 11, 20207:00 pm - 8:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
You’ve seen the movie, now see Frozen live on stage. The kids at Wonderland Performing Arts have been providing Acadiana with educational and inspiring performing arts programs since 2015. This January, they’re bringing a chill to the AcA with their production of Disney’s Frozen Jr. Each performance kicks off one hour before with a DJ’d Disney dance […]
11JanuarySaturday
ArtWalk, Visual Arts

January ArtWalk

Time: Saturday, January 11, 20206:00 pm - 9:00 pm /
Second Saturday ArtWalk centers itself in the AcA’s galleries and spills out across the venues and restaurants of Downtown Lafayette.
11JanuarySaturday
Performance, Spotlight, Theater

Frozen Jr. presented by Wonderland Performing Arts

Time: Saturday, January 11, 20202:00 pm - 3:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
You’ve seen the movie, now see Frozen live on stage. The kids at Wonderland Performing Arts have been providing Acadiana with educational and inspiring performing arts programs since 2015. This January, they’re bringing a chill to the AcA with their production of Disney’s Frozen Jr. Each performance kicks off one hour before with a DJ’d Disney dance […]
10JanuaryFriday
Performance, Spotlight, Theater

Frozen Jr. presented by Wonderland Performing Arts

Time: Friday, January 10, 20207:00 pm - 8:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
You’ve seen the movie, now see Frozen live on stage. The kids at Wonderland Performing Arts have been providing Acadiana with educational and inspiring performing arts programs since 2015. This January, they’re bringing a chill to the AcA with their production of Disney’s Frozen Jr. Each performance kicks off one hour before with a DJ’d Disney dance […]
14DecemberSaturday
Concert, Performance, Spotlight

Let It Snow! A Big Easy Boys Christmas

Time: Saturday, December 14, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
LET IT SNOW! A Big Easy Boys Christmas is a delightful mix of holiday standards and classic hits sure to have you "rockin around the Christmas tree."
14DecemberSaturday
ArtWalk

December ArtWalk

Time: Saturday, December 14, 20196:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Cafe / Atrium
Louisiana Crossroads presents Roddie Romero and an all-star band for a one night celebration of Abbeville-native Bobby Charles and his acclaimed songbook.
09DecemberMonday
Cane Fire Film Series, Film

Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer

Time: Monday, December 9, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Presented by Cane Fire Films Synopsis Sex! Gossip! Scandal! For over 60 years, the National Enquirer has pumped out salacious, shocking stories, stretching the limits of journalism and blurring the lines between truth and fiction. SCANDALOUS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER is the sensational true story of the most infamous tabloid in US […]
06DecemberFriday
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Before I Grow Too Old: The Music of Bobby Charles

Time: Friday, December 6, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Louisiana Crossroads presents Roddie Romero and an all-star band for a one night celebration of Abbeville-native Bobby Charles and his acclaimed songbook.
05DecemberThursday
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Before I Grow Too Old: The Music of Bobby Charles – PUBLIC DRESS REHEARSAL

Time: Thursday, December 5, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Louisiana Crossroads presents Roddie Romero and an all-star band for a one night celebration of Abbeville-native Bobby Charles and his acclaimed songbook.
02DecemberMonday
Documentary, Film

MANTRA – Sounds into Silence

Time: Monday, December 2, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
A feature-length documentary, exploring the new music and social phenomenon of chanting. MANTRA – Sounds into Silence shares the stories of people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them. It’s a film about spirituality not religion, it’s about people reconnecting with their true […]
01DecemberSunday
Special Event

Zeno Fest

Time: Sunday, December 1, 201912:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
The community comes together to support Lee Allen Zeno with a day-long jam session full of special musical guests. Zeno is fighting cancer.
30NovemberSaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Glass, Akhnaten

Time: Saturday, November 30, 201912:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, […]
21NovemberThursday
Performance, Spotlight, Theater

Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor

Time: Thursday, November 21, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
Presented by Acting Up (in Acadiana) Acting Up (in Acadiana) presents Shakespeare’s merry comedy of marriage, wealth, jealousy, and lies.  Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But it’s the women of Windsor who pull the strings in this story…. Performance Schedule November […]
16NovemberSaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

The MET: Live in HD presents Madama Butterfly

Time: Saturday, November 16, 201912:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
16NovemberSaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Puccini, Madama Butterfly

Time: Saturday, November 16, 201912:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About The title character of Madama Butterfly—a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—is one of the defining roles in opera. The story triggers ideas about cultural and sexual imperialism for people far removed from the opera house, and film, […]
12NovemberTuesday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

Social-Emotional Learning through the Arts

Time: Tuesday, November 12, 20194:30 pm - 7:30 pm / AcA
About Presented By Jamie Hipp, Ph.D. For teachers of grades K–12 When teachers focus on social-emotional teaching, students’ communication, focus and behavior all improve. Arts-based teaching naturally encourages social-emotional skill development. During this highly experiential workshop, participants will actively engage in arts-integrated mini-lessons, transitions, and “brain breaks” which foster social-emotional learning. Specifically, collaboration, problem-solving, empathy, […]
11NovemberMonday
Cane Fire Film Series, Film

By The Grace of God

Time: Monday, November 11, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Presented by Cane Fire Films Synopsis Francois Ozon’s gripping drama follows three men who band together to dismantle the code of silence that continues to protect a priest who abused them decades ago. Based on events from the 2019 conviction of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon for concealing the conduct of Father Bernard Preynat, BY […]
07NovemberThursday
Special Event

Southern Screen Festival

Time: Thursday, November 7, 2019November 7, 2019 - 5:00 pm - November 10, 2019 - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
With more than 60 film screenings plus workshops, panels, parties, and live performances, the four day celebration is sure to entertain, educate, and inspire.
06NovemberWednesday
Visual Arts

Public Reception for Acadiana Open Studio Exhibition

Time: Wednesday, November 6, 20196:00 pm - 8:00 pm / ArtHouse
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring artworks by artists participating in the 2019 Open Studios Acadiana Tour on November 23rd & 24th.
06NovemberWednesday
Arts In Education

Teaching Art Forum

Time: Wednesday, November 6, 20194:30 pm - 6:00 pm / ArtHouse
Gather with your tribe at this monthly art forum designed especially for art teachers and teaching artists.
01NovemberFriday
Concert, Performance, Spotlight

The Velvet Revolution – 30 Years Later

Time: Friday, November 1, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Two Slovakian stars of the music world Peter Breiner (composer, pianist, and conductor) and Filip Pogady (violinist) join the ASO Chamber Orchestra at AcA for a one night spectacular.
29OctoberTuesday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

An Evening with Street Corner Symphony

Time: Tuesday, October 29, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About Street Corner Symphony is a contemporary a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee, founded on 28 May 2010 to compete in NBC’s all-vocal competition, The Sing-Off. These southern gents quickly won over Sing-Off judges Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five), Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), and Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls), and–most importantly–millions of […]
26OctoberSaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Massenet, Manon

Time: Saturday, October 26, 201912:00 pm - 4:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About A take on the quintessentially French tale of the beautiful young woman who is incapable of forsaking both love and luxury, Massenet’s Manon features one of the truly unforgettable, irresistible, and archetypal female characters in opera. While the story is firmly set in class and gender issues of the past, the character of Manon […]
25OctoberFriday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

Creative Classroom Management and Assessment

Time: Friday, October 25, 20199:00 am - 3:00 pm / ArtHouse
About Presented by Jamie Hipp, PH.d. For arts teachers and teaching artists Do you wish to create a repertoire of effective behavior management strategies for your arts classroom? Would you also like to develop your formative and summative assessment skills for arts-based lessons? If you answered yes, these sessions are for you! This experiential workshop […]
24OctoberThursday

Seratones

Time: Thursday, October 24, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About THE SERATONES are four musicians highly skilled in the art of rocking your socks off, bringing the house down, and blowing your dang mind. They have one goal: To renew your faith in the power of rock ‘n roll one song at a time. With one rip-roaring debut album behind them and another bun […]
18OctoberFriday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

Sam Bush

Time: Friday, October 18, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About There is only one consensus pick of peers and predecessors, of the traditionalists, the rebels, and the next gen devotees. Music’s ultimate inside outsider. Or is it outside insider? There is only one Sam Bush. As a teen fiddler Bush was a three-time national champion in the junior division of the National Oldtime Fiddler’s […]
12OctoberSaturday
Woman stands with hand raised
Performance, Visual Arts

GORGO Closing Performance by Lala Rascic

Time: Saturday, October 12, 20197:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts, West Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA, USA
To mark the closing of her exhibition “GORGO,” artist Lala Rascic will perform her script “EE-0.” A spoken-word delivery, “EE-o” has been described as a “tour de force” by critics at the Toronto’s 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. Behind the cryptic title “EE-0” is a text that asks, “Who narrates history?” and opens questions […]
12OctoberSaturday
Glass sculptures reflect the light
ArtWalk

October ArtWalk

Time: Saturday, October 12, 20196:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 70501
The weekend of Festivals Acadiens et Creole and on Primary Election Day, AcA hosts a multitude of exhibitions and art happenings during the October Second Saturday ArtWalk from 6-9pm. Lala Rascic. The main highlight is a live performance by Croatian artist Lala Rascic, who will perform a piece from her exhibition “GORGO” on its final […]
12OctoberSaturday
Opera, Performance, Spotlight

Puccini, Turandot

Time: Saturday, October 12, 201912:00 pm - 3:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. Featuring a most unusual score with an astounding and innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini, bursting with instantly appealing melody. The unenviable task of […]
09OctoberWednesday
Arts In Education, Professional Development

Trauma-Informed Strategies for Educators with an Artistic Approach to Wellness

Time: Wednesday, October 9, 20194:30 pm - 7:30 pm / ArtHouse
About Presented By Seedlinks Behavior Management, LLC For teachers and counselors of grades K–12 This workshop will provide a variety of different artistic and integrative strategies for educators specifically designed to help students who are affected by past (what happened prior), present (what is currently happening), and future (triggers and warning signs) traumas. About Professional […]
07OctoberMonday
Cane Fire Film Series, Film, Performance, Spotlight

Give Me Liberty

Time: Monday, October 7, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Presented by Cane Fire Films Synopsis Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his russian grandfather and ‘emigre’ friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in a breakout performance), a […]
04OctoberFriday
Performance, Spotlight, Theater

Confessions of a Former Monkey Mind Doctor

Time: Friday, October 4, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About Written by Daniel Povinelli and Brandon Barker, this play explores the fate of a young girl who falls in love with chimpanzees. She spends her life studying them to close the gap between humans and animals. But what happens when her obsessions leave her trapped in a hall of mirrors from which she can […]
02OctoberWednesday
Workshop

Dual Identities and Dueling Identities: Poetry, Play, Plays, and Masks

Time: Wednesday, October 2, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm / ArtHouse Circle Gallery
About This roundtable explores the works of several Louisiana French poets and authors whose literary and artistic work explores dual identities and dueling identities, masks, and even our own inner animality. Organized by Barry Jean Ancelet/Jean Arceneaux, current Louisiana French Poète Lauréat, the evening will feature reading of new works by these artists, which are […]
28SeptemberSaturday
AllStars, Concert, Performance

20th Anniversary Celebration: Lost Bayou Ramblers- On Va Continuer! A Cajun Rockumentary

Time: Saturday, September 28, 20197:00 pm - 9:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About Lost Bayou Ramblers is celebrating 20 years with a one-of-a-kind performance and the release of their new live album only at the AcA. AcA will host the local premiere of Lost Bayou Rambler’s documentary, On Va Continuer. The Grammy Award-winning band push the boundaries of Cajun music to preserve French language and culture in […]
26SeptemberThursday
Arts In Education

Teaching Art Forum

Time: Thursday, September 26, 20194:30 pm - 6:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
ABOUT Hey art teachers! Do you ever feel alone while creating lesson plans for your art students? Wish you had a way to share ideas? Looking for new ways to engage your students and wishing you weren’t the only art teacher in your school? Well, you’re not the only one. Gather with your tribe at […]
25SeptemberWednesday
Cane Fire Film Series, Film, Performance, Spotlight

In the Aisles

Time: Wednesday, September 25, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Presented by Cane Fire Films Synopsis When the reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski, Transit) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store, his new manager, Bruno from the Beverage Department (Peter Kurth, Babylon Berlin), teaches him the lay of the land and the delicacy it takes to operate a forklift. Christian becomes […]
20SeptemberFriday
Concert, Louisiana Crossroads, Performance

Boogie from the Bayou ft. Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience and BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Time: Friday, September 20, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About For 38 years, two- time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien and 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is – and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience bandmates – long time members Danny Williams, keyboards and Stan Chambers, bass, horn players, Lance Ellis, sax  and Curtis […]
14SeptemberSaturday
ArtWalk, Visual Arts

September ArtWalk

Time: Saturday, September 14, 20197:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Acadiana Center for the Arts is happy to announce the shows being featured and the events happening throughout our building for this month’s Downtown Lafayette Second Saturday ArtWalk on September 14th, 2019 from 6-9pm. Main Gallery Gorgo Lala Rascic w/ Cristina Molina, Ryn Wilson, Nina Schwanse A feminist retelling of Greek myth and tragedy in […]
13SeptemberFriday
Dance, Performance, Spotlight

Basin Dance Collective presents Sport Suites

Time: Friday, September 13, 2019September 13, 2019 - 7:30 pm - September 15, 2019 - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theatre
About GAME ON! Basin Dance Collective presents Sport Suites, a dance performance inspired by all the things we love (and love to hate) about sports! Sometimes humorous, sometimes satirical, sometimes biting, sometimes earnest, this show uses the intersection of sports and dance to showcase the striking similarities between these two movement genres, ultimately revealing the […]
12SeptemberThursday
Screening, Visual Arts

Gorgo Special Screening

Time: Thursday, September 12, 20195:00 pm - 6:30 pm / Main Gallery
On this special occasion, three artists will take over a projector each within AcA’s Main Gallery in order to showcase three separate videos. The audience will be privy to a guided walk through of the exhibition with Jaik Faulk, AcA visual arts director,  and participate in a discussion with the artists that will offer insight […]
11SeptemberWednesday
Arts In Education, Showcase

St. Landry Parish Arts in Education Showcase

Time: Wednesday, September 11, 20195:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Delta Grand Theater
Join us for a Garden Party as we watch our garden grow through arts in education! See performances that you can bring to your school Meet the Teaching Artists who can visit your class Visit with local arts & cultural organizations Taste and sip on delectable treats Spread the word! Adults only, please. To register, […]
10SeptemberTuesday
Arts In Education, Showcase

Lafayette Parish Arts in Education Showcase

Time: Tuesday, September 10, 20194:30 pm - 5:30 pm / ArtHouse Circle Gallery
Join us for a Garden Party as we watch our garden grow through arts in education! See performances that you can bring to your school Meet the Teaching Artists who can visit your class Visit with local arts & cultural organizations Taste and sip on delectable treats Spread the word! Adults only, please. To register, […]
30AugustFriday
AcA NXT, Concert

AcANXT Presents: The Good Dudes – Ready For It (CD RELEASE)

Time: Friday, August 30, 20197:30 pm - 9:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
“This is the culmination of a few years and 15+ musicians working together,” says Myles Migl (lead vocalist, guitar). This is a standing room only show. To the stage of the ACA comes an Album Release like no other. Properly titled “Ready For It,” The Good Dudes have put together a celebratory presentation of musicians […]
14AugustWednesday
Workshop

Keep your Organization in Tune: Nonprofit Business Forum

Time: Wednesday, August 14, 20199:00 am - 5:00 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
About The Ella Project will present a full day workshop for small to midsize cultural nonprofits in partnership with the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Along with the workshop, Ella Project will make their one on one legal services available to attendees, and will waive the organizational application fee. Organizations are encouraged to invite staff […]
13AugustTuesday
Performance

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Time: Tuesday, August 13, 20197:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Heymann Performing Arts Center
Presented by Leading Health Care of Louisiana A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. […]
12AugustMonday
Cane Fire Film Series, Film

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Time: Monday, August 12, 20197:30 pm - 10:00 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
Presented by Cane Fire Films Synopsis Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own […]
25JulyThursday
Performance, Theater

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Time: Thursday, July 25, 2019July 25, 2019 - 7:30 pm - July 28, 2019 - 9:30 pm / James Devin Moncus Theater
About Acting Up (in Acadiana) announces Year 17 of The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble and its production of MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. The 16-day intensive performing arts camp culminates with performances on July 25, 26, 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm & 28, 2019 at 2 PM at the James Devin Moncus Theater. Students ages 10-Senior in […]
20JulySaturday
Special Event

Gulf Brew

Time: Saturday, July 20, 20195:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Blackham Coliseum
ABOUT Acadiana’s Beer Festival is back for another year at Blackham Coliseum! Experience the region’s largest and oldest craft beer festival on July 20, 2019 at Blackham Coliseum! At Gulf Brew, tasters make rounds to taste over 200 beers all over the state. Our Oktoberfest in the Summer brings a southern festival feel to tasting […]
10JuneMonday
Performance

CaneFire Films Presents: The Third Wife

Time: Monday, June 10, 20197:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
ABOUT Presented by CaneFire Films In 19th-century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon, she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility […]
06JuneThursday
Performance, Theater

Our Place in Space by Alicia Chaisson

Time: Thursday, June 6, 2019June 6, 2019 - 12:00 am - June 8, 2019 - 12:00 am / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Earth is in danger and three scientists are our only hope!
20MayMonday
Documentary, Film

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church

Time: Monday, May 20, 20197:30 pm - 8:59 pm / Acadiana Center for the Arts
ABOUT Presented by CaneFire Films Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career. This critically acclaimed film combines color, 16mm multi-camera footage of Hendrix unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance sequence together with a new documentary that traces […]
12MaySunday
AllStars, Concert, Opera, Performance

Dialogues des Carmélites

Time: Sunday, May 12, 201912:00 am - 12:00 am / Acadiana Center for the Arts
Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress. Composer: Francis Poulenc French composer Francis Poulenc (1899–1963) is known for a wide […]
11MaySaturday
Special Event

The Art of 5k

Time: Saturday, May 11, 201912:00 am - 12:00 am / Acadiana Center for the Arts
The first annual Art of 5K will take place through art-filled downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods of Lafayette, LA. The event is another way to support AcA’s work bringing art to students in 77 public schools in Lafayette, St. Landry and Vermillion Parishes. Click here to learn more