Friday, April 5, 2019 Events

Louisiana Seafood Great Southern Chefs Food Demos

Friday, April 5, 2019                                                                                 
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Ticket Price $25

Food demonstrations and tastings featuring two champion chefs, 2018 King of Louisiana Seafood Chef Ryan Trahan (of Blue Dog restaurant), and 2017 Queen of Louisiana Seafood Bonnie Breaux (of Cafe Sydnie Mae).

Dave's Haunts & Jaunts Tour

Friday, April 5; 12:30 – 3:00 PM                                                    

Ticket Price: $60

Lunch on Friday at Victor’s Cafeteria with a talk by Dave Robicheaux expert Howard Kingston, followed by a guided bus tour with stops along historic Main Street in New Iberia and other sites throughout Iberia Parish.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Movie Screening

Grand Theater, 1000 Parkview Drive, New Iberia, 70563

Friday, April 5; 2:00 PM

FREE

Free screening of movie based on the novel by the 2019 Great Southern Writer Rebecca Wells. This two-hour film has laughter and tears and features stars Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, James Garner and Maggie Smith.

L'Acadian Art Guild Exhibit

Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6

2:00 to 3:00 PM

FREE

The L’Acadian Art Guild will be hosting an Art Exhibit entitled “Gumbo” in conjunction with the Books Along the Teche Literary Festival to be held Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2019. Approximately fifty 11×14 and 16×20 gallery-wrapped canvases done by local artists will be on display at the Main Branch of the Iberia Parish Library, 445 East Main Street. Most of the art is available for purchase. The exhibit will include receptions to be held from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Receptions are free and will provide an opportunity for the public to meet with the artists. The exhibit will hang from March 22 to April 23, 2019.

Live Oak Walk

 

Friday, April 5;  3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

FREE

Stroll down Main Street with Jim Foret, local arborist, who will enlighten you about the gorgeous oak trees that grace our lovely city, along one of the most beautiful Main Streets in the country. The walk is free, and starts at The Shadows-on-the-Teche, proceeding down Main Street, and ending at The Daily Iberian. Friday, April 5, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque

Friday, April 5
4:00 – 5:30 PM

FREE

Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque and Creole Accordionist Mary Broussard will perform “Breakdowns, Poems, Two-Steps and Blues,” on Friday, April 5 from 4-5:30 p.m., at the Iberia Parish Library’s Main Street Branch, 445 East Main Street. Space is limited so reserve a seat online through Eventbrite for this free program.

Jazz It Up Opening Reception

Shadows

Friday, April 5; 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Ticket Price: $50

Cajun cocktail party and Cochon de Lait (pig roast) with music by the Bunk Johnson Brazz Band, featuring hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages at Shadows-on-the-Teche, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site. In the event of inclement weather the party will be held at The Sliman Theater, 129 East Main.


Saturday, April 6, 2019 Events

Sir Speedy Run

Saturday, April 6                                                                                          
8:00 AM

Bouligny Plaza, 102 West Main Street

Ticket $25 in advance, $30 Day of Race

5K and 1-mile fun run through scenic areas along the Bayou Teche and through downtown New Iberia.  Early registration is available at Cajun Timing for $25 and includes t-shirt. Day of race 5K fee is $30. Fun run is $20.

 

Dave's Haunts & Jaunts Tour

Saturday, April 6. 8:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

Bouligny Plaza, 102 East Main Street

Ticket Price: $60

Breakfast at Victor’s Cafeteria with talk by Dave Robicheaux expert Howard Kingston, followed by a guided bus tour with stops along historic Main Street in New Iberia and other sites throughout Iberia Parish.

Panel on Writing Children's Books

So, You Want To Write A Children’s Book Panel Discussion

Saturday, April 6, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Sliman Theater
129 East Main St.
New Iberia, LA 70560

FREE

Would you like to write and illustrate a children’s book? Margaret Simon, Carol Stubbs, Denise Gallagher and Paul Schexnayder, local artists, published authors, and educators, will lead the panel covering what you need to know to publish books for children.

Authors Book Fair

Historic Main Street
Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
FREE

Books Along the Teche 2012 Spring ArtWalk

Books galore! Books and more!  Authors will be signing and selling their books at Bouligny Plaza and along New Iberia’s award-winning Main Street. A children’s book area will be located in Church Alley.  Food trucks with area specialties will be near for sampling. Look for specials in the local establishments too! 

Venue subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

Books Into Movies Panel Discussion

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 – NOON

FREE

Sliman Theater, 129 Main Street, downtown New Iberia

Featuring movie industry moderators from California and Louisiana, the panel will discuss what authors should know about making a film. Panel includes Allen Durand, Linda Thurman and Movieguide(R) founder Dr. Ted Baehr.

Allons Manger Food Truck & Music Event

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Bouligny Plaza
102 W. Main Street, New Iberia

Sample local Cajun cuisine and listen to live music by the Berry Classics. Food vendors will offer Cajun fare and other food for purchase in Bouligny Plaza, downtown New Iberia.

Free event, food for purchase.

Bourée on the Bayou Lessons

Saturday, April 6, 2019                                                            
11:00 AM – 12 PM

Ticket Price: $15

New Pelicans on the Bayou, 5 Jefferson St, New Iberia.

Learn the card game that is a Cajun tradition, taught by a local Bourée master.  Prepare for the tournament that is held later in the afternoon.

University of LA at Lafayette Academic Symposium

Saturday, April 6, 2019
12:30 – 2:30 PM
FREE

Seating is limited, please reserve at Eventbrite

Iberia Parish Main Library
445 E. Main St, New Iberia

University of Louisiana Lafayette Academic symposium on James Lee Burke and Louisiana politics. Anthony, Matt and Mary Ann Wilson discuss this timely topic.

Center Stage Readers' Theater

Saturday, April 6, 2019                                                    
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Essanee Theatre
126 Iberia St., New Iberia

Readers’ Theatre Performance by Iberia Performing Arts League, featuring dialogue and narration from “Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood” by Rebecca Wells.  

Bourée on the Bayou Tournament

Saturday, April 6, 2019                                                            
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Ticket Price: $25

New Pelicans on the Bayou, 5 Jefferson St., New Iberia.

Enjoy a spirited game of bourre in a tournament setting. Beginner and experienced players are welcome. Prizes and gift certificates for winners, no cash awards.  Saturday, April 6, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Great Southern Writer Symposium

Saturday, April 6, 2019
3:00 – 5:00 PM

Our 2019 Great Southern Writer is Rebecca Wells, author of “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” Her stories celebrate female friendships and mother-daughter bonding, and created a literary movement across the country as readers formed their own Ya-Ya groups. The best-selling author will present her program at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at the Sliman Theater in Downtown New Iberia. Tickets are $15, included if an all access pass is purchased. Seating is limited, please reserve at Eventbrite. The first 200 ticket holders will be seated inside the Sliman and see Wells live. Tickets numbered past 200 will see a live broadcast of Wells from inside the Essenee Theater, 126 Iberia Street.

Sliman Theater, Main Street, downtown New Iberia.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Movie Screening

Saturday, April 6, 2019
4:00 PM
FREE

Free screening of movie based on the novel by the 2019 Great Southern Writer Rebecca Wells. This two-hour film has laughter and tears and features stars Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, James Garner and Maggie Smith.

Photo taken on/around April 2010

Boogie on Down Evening Party

Saturday, April 6, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ticket Price: $50

Sliman Theater, 129 East Main Street

Dine on Cajun fare, grab a drink and learn to Cajun dance to the live music of Terry Huval and the Jambalaya Cajun Band for a good ole’ fais-do-do.  Dance lessons start at 6:00 PM. The party with food and music is from 7:00 – 9:00 at the Sliman Theater, 129 East Main,  New Iberia.


Sunday, April 7, 2019 Events

T-Boy's Bayou Adventure Tour

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Tours start at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM

New Iberia City Park Boat Launch, New Iberia

Ticket Price: $25

Set off on a party barge from the New Iberia City Park Boat Launch and get a perspective of New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux’s hometown, from the waters of the Bayou Teche. A guide will highlight key points of interest along the way.  This event is sponsored by The Teche Project.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Movie Screening

Grand Theater, 1000 Parkview, New Iberia, 70563

Sunday, April 8; 2:00 PM

FREE

Free screening of movie based on the novel by the 2019 Great Southern Writer Rebecca Wells. This two-hour film has laughter and tears and features stars Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, James Garner and Maggie Smith.

Symphony Sunday in the Park

Sunday, April 7, 2019                                                                                        
3:00 – 4:30 PM

FREE

New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Drive

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will perform under New Iberia City Park’s majestic live oaks.  Grab a blanket or chair, bring a picnic, or order lunch from the food trucks. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Sugar Cane Festival Building, 600 Parkview Drive.

Ticket Information

All-inclusive ticket provides admission to the following:

  • Louisiana Seafood Great Southern Chefs Food Demo/$25
  • Jazz It Up Opening Reception/$50
  • Dave’s Haunts & Jaunts Tour/$60
  • Center Stage Readers’ Theater/Free
  • Authors Book Fair/Free
  • Allons Mange Food Truck & Music Event/ Free with lunch available for purchase
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Academic Symposium/Free
  • Great Southern Writer Rebecca Wells/$15
  • Boogie on Down Evening Party/$50
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Movie Screening/Free
  • Symphony Sunday in the Park/Free. Includes reserved seating and box lunch.
  • Festival T-shirt
  • T-Boy’s Bayou Adventure Boat Tour

$190

Please note that space for some venues is limited and will be provided on a first-bought, first-served basis.

Tickets are available to individual events at Eventbrite.com.

 

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