Friday, April 6, 2018 Events

Tastes Along the Teche Food Demo

Friday, April 6, 2018                                                                                 
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Food demonstrations and tastings featuring world famous culinary geniuses.

Ticket Price: $25

Dave's Haunts & Jaunts Tour

Friday, April 6; 12:30 – 4:00 PM                                                    
Saturday, April 7: 12:30 – 4:00 PM

Ticket Price: $60

Lunch at Victor’s Cafeteria followed by a guided bus tour with stops along historic Main Street in New Iberia and other sites throughout Iberia Parish

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Movie Screening

Figure in mist

Friday, April 6; 2:00 PM

FREE

Grand Theatre New Iberia screening of the movie starring Cecily Tyson as Miss Jane Pittman, from the book written by Ernest Gaines.

Live Oak Walk

 

Friday, April 6;  3:00 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 Daily Iberian, proceeding down Main Street, and ending at the Shadows on the Teche. Friday, April 6, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Storyteller Presentations

Friday, April 6
4:00 – 5:30 PM

FREE

Storyteller presentations by Sherry T. Broussard and Tom Coleman, noted storytellers, in the Main Library.

L'Acadian Art Guild Exhibit

Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7

2:00 to 4:00 PM

FREE

The L’Acadian Art Guild will be hosting an Art Exhibit entitled “Anything Goes” in conjunction with the Books Along the Teche Literary Festival to be held Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018. 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. Most of the art is available for purchase. The exhibit will include receptions to be held from @2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. both afternoons. 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, 2018.

Jazz It Up Opening Reception

Shadows

Friday, April 6; 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Ticket Price: $50

Cajun Cochon de Lait (pig roast) with music by the Bunk Johnson Brazz Band, hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages at Shadows-on-the-Teche, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site.


Saturday, April 7, 2018 Events

Sir Speedy Run

Saturday, April 7                                                                                          
8:00 AM

5K fun run through scenic areas along the Bayou Teche and through downtown New Iberia.  Registration is now available at Cajun Timing.

 

 

 

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Youth Storybook Workshop

Saturday, April 7, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Ticket price $10

A & E Gallery
335 West St. Peter St.
New Iberia

Would you like to write and illustrate a book?  Young people will work as a group and individually to create an original story and illustrate it.  The resulting storybook will be printed and provided to participants at a later date.  Margaret Simon, local educator, writer, and published author, and Paul Schexnayder, local artist, published author, and educator, will lead the workshop.  All materials are provided.

Young Writers Panel Discussion

Saturday, April 7, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

FREE

Sliman Theater
Main Street
New Iberia

This is an event by, for and about Young Writers!  Published and aspiring young writers have a moderated panel discussion about their experiences.

University of LA at Lafayette Academic Symposium

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 – 12:00 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 at the Iberia Parish Main Library, 445 E. Main St, downtown New Iberia.  Keynote speaker and Professor of English at UL, Dr. Mary Ann Wilson, the James D. Wilson Endowed Professor of Southern Studies, says of her presentation Ode to a Lost World: James Lee Burke’s Tin Roof Blowdown, “the title works on many levels as will my presentation pointing out the deeply moral vision of Burke as he confronts the trauma and tragedy of environmental and human disasters like Katrina all the while telling a crackerjack detective story.”   Dr. Wilson will be joined by James Edmunds, local writer and photographer, speaking about a native’s view of the charming southern city.  They will be joined by Sally Donlon, also on the faculty at ULL.  Academic Theme:  James Lee Burke and his Milieu, with a focus on the book “The Tin Roof Blowdown.”

Youth Art Exhibit

Saturday, April 7, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

FREE

A & E Gallery
335 West St. Peter St.
New Iberia

Original art creations by local young people who are inspired by books, authors, or the New Iberia area.  

Authors, Artisans & Aromas Fair

Historic Main Street
Saturday, April 7, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
FREE

Books Along the Teche 2012 Spring ArtWalk

More than Books!  Authors will be signing and selling their books, and Artisans will be selling original creations, including art and specialty foods, along New Iberia’s award-winning Main Street.  Venue subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

Allons Manger Food Truck & Music Event

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Bouligny Plaza
102 W. Main Street, New Iberia

Sample local Cajun cuisine and listen to live music. 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 7, 2018                                                            
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.  

Investigating the Story Panel Discussion

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Noon – 2:00 PM

FREE

Sliman Theater, Main Street, downtown New Iberia

A panel discussion on the topic “Investigating the Story” for authors and anyone interested in writing.  Lunch will be provided for authors and featured guests.  Event is free and open to public.  Lunch may be available for purchase by public if lunch quantities will allow. 

Dave's Haunts & Jaunts Tour

Friday, April 6; 12:30 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 7: 12:30 – 4:00 PM

Ticket Price: $60

Lunch at Victor’s Cafeteria followed by a guided bus tour with stops along historic Main Street in New Iberia and other sites throughout Iberia Parish

Center Stage Readers' Theater

Saturday, April 7, 2018                                                    
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 “A Gathering of Old Men” by Ernest Gaines.  

Bourée on the Bayou Tournament

Saturday, April 7, 2018                                                            
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 7, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Heaven's Prisoners Movie

Saturday, April 7, 2018
4:00 PM
FREE

Grand Theatre New Iberia screening of movie starring Alec Baldwin as Detective Dave Robicheaux.

Great Southern Writer Symposium

Saturday, April 7, 2018                                                                   
3:00 – 5:00 PM
FREE

Seating is limited, please reserve at Eventbrite.  The original venue has reached capacity, so tickets are now available for overflow seating in the Doc Voorhies Wing of the Bayou Teche Museum.  There will be a LIVE feed in that venue.

Sliman Theater, Main Street, downtown New Iberia

National acclaimed author Ernest J. Gaines will be the featured guest. The symposium will feature a reading, discussion and question and answer session with the author.  This is a FREE event, but attendees are encouraged to reserve a seat via Eventbrite, due to limited seating and the expected demand.

Boogie on Down Evening Party

Saturday, April 7, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ticket Price: $50

Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion at Bouligny Plaza
102 W. 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 and the party and music are from 7:00 – 9:00 at the Steamboat Warehouse pavilion in Bouligny Plaza, downtown  New Iberia


Sunday, April 8, 2018 Events

T-Boy's Bayou Adventure Tour

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Tours start at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM

City Park Boat Launch, New Iberia

Ticket Price: $25

Set off on a party barge from the 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.

In the Electric Mist Movie Screening

Figure in mist

Sunday, April 8; 2:00 PM

FREE

Grand Theatre New Iberia screening of the movie starring Tommy Lee Jones as Detective Dave Robicheaux

Symphony Sunday in the Park

Sunday, April 8, 2018                                                                                        
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.

Ticket Information

All-inclusive ticket provides admission to the following:

  • Tastes Along the Teche 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 Mangez Food Truck & Music Event/ Free with lunch available for purchase
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Academic Symposium/Free
  • Boogie on Down Evening Party/$50
  • In The Electric Mist 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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