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Friday, April 9, 2021

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Friday, April 9th
6:00 – 8:00

Ticket Price: $40

Shadows-on-the-Teche
317 E. Main St.

Cajun cocktail party featuring music by Bunk Johnson Brazz Band. Cajun delicacies prepared by Cajun Aces Chef’s Cody and Samantha Carroll and local seafood from Delcambre Direct Seafood will be offered in the gardens of Shadows-on-the-Teche, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site. In the event of inclement weather the event will be held at The Sliman Theater, 129 East Main. Sponsored by Iberia Preservation Alliance and Shadows on the Teche. 

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Saturday, April 10, 2021 Events

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Saturday, April 10th                                                                                         
8:00

Bouligny Plaza
102 W. Main St.

Early Registration $25, On-Site Registration, 5K $30, Fun Run $20

Early registration online at Cajun Timing or register day-of for $30. For youth (ages 1-14) and for Fun Run, fee $20. Event begins at Bouligny Plaza and winds through New Iberia Historic District. Event fee includes T-shirt.

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Saturday, April 10th
9:00-11:00

Bouligny Plaza
102 W. Main St.

FREE

Listen to local Cajun live music provided by Queen City Classics.

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Saturday, April 10th
9:00-10:00

Rodrigue Park
129 E. Main St.

FREE

Writing and Illustrating Picture Books

Join award-winning author and illustrator, Denise Gallagher, as she discusses the art of crafting a picture book. She’ll provide insight into writing, and preparing a manuscript, as well as creating a book dummy and the submission process. For writers or illustrators at all stages of their literary journey.

Denise Gallagher is the author and illustrator of, A Tip Tap Tale, published by UL University Press. She is also the illustrator of the Aesop Award Winning picture book, Peg Bearskin — A Traditional Newfoundland Folktale. She is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Louisiana/Mississippi Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and is currently working on a partially illustrated middle grade novel.

Writing Critique Workshop

Writers often write in isolation in their own creative space. In the work toward publishing, however, a writer needs a peer group, a group of like-minded writers to lean on for support and guidance. In this workshop, Margaret Simon will discuss the power of a writing critique group. She will also offer critiques of writing for children. After registering, you may send a work in progress of 500 words or less to share with the group. Email to Margaret Simon with a subject heading Literary Festival Workshop Submission to margaretsmn”at”gmail.com

 

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Friday, April 3rd
10:00- 2:00

Ticket Price: $60

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Victor’s Cafeteria – 109 West Main St.

Begin your tour with a meal at Victor’s

Take a guided tour of the locations made famous in James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux book series and films. From 10:00-10:30, check in at the door of Dave’s favorite lunch spot, Victor’s Cafe, to collect your wristband for your included meal. Have your author or series questions ready for our Q&A at 10:30 with resident Burke expert Howard Kingston! From 11:20 – 2:00, visit Cane River Pecan Company,  Teche Motel and more before enjoying refreshments with local artists at the festival’s art exhibit. Each ticket includes a voucher for a free return visit to Shadows-on-the-Teche. Online ticket purchases highly recommended as bus seats are limited, and there is no guarantee of same-day tickets availability. Sponsored by Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Ticket Price $20

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BoulignyPlaza/Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion
102 West Main St.

Come join us for an incredible opportunity to watch local chefs prepare seafood and then you get to taste it. Local seafood cooking demo and tastings by Chef’s Cody and Samantha Carroll. Born and raised in the small farmer’s town of Batchelor, Louisiana, Chef Cody Carroll always made time for the kitchen. It was in his family’s hunting and fishing camps, preparing Louisiana game, waterfowl, and fish that his talent and passion for cooking flourished.

At the age of 18, Cody left his family’s farm to attend Louisiana State University, where he graduated with a degree in Business. He then enrolled at the Louisiana Culinary Institute to acquire his degree in Culinary Arts. It was here that he met Samantha, his future wife and business partner.

Chef Samantha Carroll grew up in the community of Gonzales, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans in South Louisiana. Her love for the culinary arts stems from waking up on weekend mornings to the distinct scent of roux being prepared in her family’s kitchen for gumbo. To this day, she swears there is no better smell.

Chefs Cody and Samantha graduated from culinary school in January 2010, and just three months later, transformed a former drive-thru convenience store in New Roads into Hot Tails; a rustic, South Louisiana style restaurant. The establishment was intended to be an outlet for the crawfish being raised in their farm, but has evolved to include a full menu of their versions of Louisiana classic dishes and elevated comfort food. Their dishes have been referred to as “Hardcore South Louisiana cuisine.”

Since opening the restaurant, they’ve traveled around the world to showcase Louisiana cooking traditions and ingredients, most notably winning the title of “King and Queen of Louisiana Seafood” in 2013.

In December 2017, Louisiana’s very own culinary couple rose to fame as Food Network stars, showcasing their farm-to-table cuisine and unique style in the kitchen as a true dynamic-duo on their own show: Cajun Aces.

Seafood provided by Delcambre Direct Seafood. Sponsored by Louisiana Seafood Promotions and Marketing Board and Cane River Pecan Company.

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Iberia Parish Library hours:

Friday, April 3rd-8:30 to 5:30
Saturday, April 4th-8:30 to 5:30
Sunday, April 5th-1:30 to 5:30

Iberia Parish Main Library
445 E. Main St.

Exhibit featuring original artwork created by our many talented artists will be on display Friday through Sunday during Library hours.  A reception to meet the artist will be on Friday from 1:00-2:00.  Visit IberiaLibrary.org for more information. Sponsored by L’Acadian Art Guild

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The Best of Enemies, Race and Redemption in the New SouthFriday, April 3rd
Movie begins at 2:00

FREE

Grand Theater
1000 Parkview Dr.

Free screening of movie based on the novel by the 2020 Great Southern Writer Osha Davidson.  A timely drama that centers on an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971.  The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

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Friday, April 3rd
2:30-5:00

FREE (Limited Seating)

Iberia Parish Main Library
445 E. Main St.

2:30 – 3:30  – Taking The World, by Storm:  A Conversation with Warren “Storm” Schexnider, The Godfather of Swamp Pop by Yvette Landry. 

Author and fellow musician Yvette Landry talks with Storm about his life, starting with his boyhood in rural Vermilion Parish to meeting Elvis, Hank Williams, Robert Plant, and Fats Domino.  Warren’s endless stories and anecdotes open a window into the life of a Louisiana music legend with a career spanning over seventy years. Sponsored by UL Press University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press.

4:00 – 5:00 – Darrell Bourque: A Reading from migrare’   

Louisiana Poet Laureate emeritus Darrell Bourque explores the ancient Arabic ghazal form keyed to paintings by Shreveport artist Bill Gingles in his latest book, “migrare’ ”.  The poems conjure a vivid, imagistic meditation on pressing issues of migration, difference, and acceptance in the modern world.  Sponsored by UL Press University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press.

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Friday, April 3rd
3:00- 5:00

FREE

Shadows-on-the-Teche Visitor Center
320 E. Main St.

Stroll down Main Street with local arborist Jim Foret, 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 ends at the Quarter Tavern,   910 E. Main St.

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Saturday, April 4th
9:30 – 3:00

Along Main Street in downtown New Iberia
FREE

Books Along the Teche 2012 Spring ArtWalk

Discover this area’s many talented authors as they display their books along New Iberia’s award-winning Main Street. Check out the Pocket Park at Church Alley for children’s authors and children’s activities. For information on participating as an author, contact Books Along the Teche bookstore at 337-367-7621.
Sponsored by Books Along the Teche Bookstore. 

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Saturday, April 4th
10:00 – 12:00
FREE – LIMITED SEATING

Iberia Parish Main Library
445 E. Main St.

Carrol Spell, Jr. is an Acadiana native and local lawyer. It is his familiarity with Acadiana, Burke’s books, and his legal experience that Spell will bring to his presentation. Mr. Spell will offer an interesting reflection on Robicheaux from a man who knows Dave’s territory and the legal system. He will discuss Dave Robicheaux and the Legal System.   

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Saturday, April 4th
12:30- 2:30

FREE-Limited Seating

Iberia Parish Main Library
445 East Main St.

Rethinking New Acadia presents cutting edge research into new ways of thinking about the dispersal of Acadians and their arrival in Southwestern Louisiana. This book would be excellent reading for historians, genealogists, or anyone else interested in understanding Le Grand Dérangement more deeply than ever before.
Sponsored by UL Press University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press

 

 

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Saturday, April 4th
1:00 – 2:30

FREE

Essanee Theatre
126 Iberia St.

Iberia Performing Arts League presents onstage dialogue and narration from “The Best of Enemies”  by 2020 Great Southern Writer Osha Gray Davidson. The Best of Enemies, Race and Redemption in the New SouthMusical entertainment will be included.
Sponsored by Iberia Performing Arts League

 

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Saturday, April 4th
2:00 – 5:00 

Entry Fee: $25

Pelicans on the Bayou
5 Jefferson St.

Enjoy a spirited game of bouree in a tournament setting. Beginner and experienced players are welcome. Prizes and gift certificates for winners, no cash awards. Participants must be 21 or older to enter.
Sponsored by Pelicans on the Bayou
To register, contact information is below for those who are interested in joining in the fun!

Jerri LeClair
Phone – (615)390-9289
Email – jcplus4@aol.com

 

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The Best of Enemies, Race and Redemption in the New SouthSaturday, April 4th
3:00 – 5:00

Sliman Theater
129 E. Main St.Osha Gray Davidson

TICKETED EVENT $15

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Osha Gray Davidson will talk about the difficulties and joys of writing “The Best of Enemies.” He’ll also discuss the surreal experience of watching a Hollywood film adaption, and he’ll say a few words about his latest project, producing a podcast about reparations for slavery.
Sponsored by Iberia Parish Library

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Saturday, April 4th
Movie begins at 4:00

Grand Theater
1000 Parkview Dr. The Best of Enemies, Race and Redemption in the New South

Free screening of movie based on the novel by the 2020 Great Southern Writer Osha Davidson.  A timely drama that centers on an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971.  The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

 

 

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Saturday, April 4th
6:00 – 9:00

TICKETED EVENT $50

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Bouligny Plaza Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion
102 West Main St.

 

Dance lessons begin at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and music at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy Cajun fare, by Bon Creole, another of Dave Robicheaux’s favorite New Iberia restaurants, and live music by Terry Huval and the Jambalaya Cajun Band.
In the event of inclement weather, the party will be held at Sliman Theater, 129 E. Main St.
Sponsored by the New Iberia Main Street Program

 

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 Events

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Sunday, April 5th
Tours start at 9:00 , 11:00 , and 1:00

New Iberia City Park Boat Launch
300 Parkview Dr.

TICKETED EVENT $25
Choose a tour time when purchasing your ticket for this event. 

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Take a boat ride and get a perspective of New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux’s Hometown. A tour on Bayou Teche with local guide describing its history, efforts to preserve and maintain it, and highlighting points of interest along the way returning to New Iberia City Park.  Sponsored by The TECHE Project.
In the event of inclement weather, alternate entertainment will be offered at Shadows Visitor Center. 320 East Main St.
No Refunds will be offered.

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Sunday, April 5th
Movie begins at 2:00

Grand Theater

1000 Parkview Dr.

FREEThe Best of Enemies, Race and Redemption in the New South

Free screening of movie based on the novel by the 2020 Great Southern Writer Osha Davidson.  A timely drama that centers on an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971.  The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

 

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Sunday, April 5th                                                                                       
3:00 – 5:00

FREE

New Iberia City Park
300 Parkview Dr.

Concert by Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in the shade of New Iberia City Park’s beautiful Live Oaks.  Grab a blanket or a chair, bring a snack or buy one onsite. A food truck vendor will be selling food beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Inclement weather location will be the Sugar Cane Festival Building on 600 Parkview Drive. This free concert is sponsored by the Iberia Cultural Resources Association. 

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Ticket Information

 

  • Louisiana Seafood Great Southern Chefs Food Demo/$20
  • Jazz It Up Opening Reception/$40
  • Dave’s Robucheaux’s Walking Tour/Free
  • Music and Poetry Louisiana Style/Free
  • Center Stage Readers’ Theater/Free
  • Authors Book Fair/Free
  • College of Liberal Arts University of Louisiana Lafayette Symposium/Free
  • Symphony Sunday in the Park/Free. Includes reserved seating and box lunch.

Tickets are available to individual events 

 

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