Friday, April 3, 2020

Louisiana Seafood Great Southern Chefs Food Demo

Friday, April 3rd
8:30 – 10:00

Ticket Price $25

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BoulignyPlaza/Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion
102 West Main

Local seafood cooking demo and tastings by champion chef, King 2019 of Louisiana Seafood, Executive Chef Nathan Richard of DTB Restaurant in New Orleans. Nathan draws upon all of his vast experiences, from childhood to the present, to create dishes that are reflective of his life and travels.  He believes food should be “hearty, nostalgic and exciting”.  A special appearance by Jady Regard, “Chief Nut Officer” from Cane River Pecan Company.  Seafood provided by Delcambre Direct Seafood. Sponsored by Louisiana Seafood Promotions and Marketing Board and Cane River Pecan Company.

Dave's Haunts & Jaunts Tour

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.

L'Acadian Art Guild Exhibit

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

The Best of Enemies Movie Screening

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.

Music & Poetry Louisiana Style

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.

Live Oak Walk

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.

Jazz It Up Opening Reception

Friday, April 3rd
6:00 – 8:00

Ticket Price: $50

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

Cajun cocktail party featuring music by Bunk Johnson Brazz Band. Cochon de Lait (pig roast) and local seafood from Delcambre Direct Seafood are 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. 


Saturday, April 4, 2020 Events

Sir Speedy Run

Saturday, April 4th                                                                                         
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.

Children's Authors and Illustrators Workshops

 

Saturday, April 4th
9:00-10:00

Sliman Theater
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

 

Authors Book Fair

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. 

College of Liberal Arts University of Louisiana Lafayette Symposium presents Dave Robicheaux and Louisiana's Legal Landscape

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.   
Allons Manger Food Truck & Music Event

Saturday, April 4th
10:30 – 1:30

Bouligny Plaza
102 W. Main St.

FREE

Sample local Cajun cuisine and listen to live music! Food vendors will offer food for purchase and music will be provided by Queen City Classics.

UL Press Panel Discussion: "Rethinking New Acadia"

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

 

 

Center Stage Readers' Theater "The Best of Enemies"

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

 

Bourée on the Bayou Tournament

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

 

Great Southern Writer Symposium featuring Osha Gray Davidson

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

Best of Enemies Movie Screening

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.

 

 

Boogie on Down Evening Party

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

 


Sunday, April 5, 2020 Events

T-Boy's Bayou Adventure Tours

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
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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.

Best of Enemies Movie Screening

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.

 

Symphony Sunday in the Park

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. 

Ticket Information

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
  • Music and Poetry Louisiana Style/Free
  • Center Stage Readers’ Theater/Free
  • Authors Book Fair/Free
  • Allons Manger Food Truck & Music Event/ Free with lunch available for purchase
  • College of Liberal Arts University of Louisiana Lafayette Symposium/Free
  • Great Southern Writer Symposium featuring Osha Davidson/$15
  • Boogie on Down Evening Party/$50
  • The Best of Enemies Movie Screening/Free
  • Symphony Sunday in the Park/Free. Includes reserved seating and box lunch.
  • T-Boy’s Bayou Adventure Boat Tour $25

$190

Please note that space for some venues is limited and will be provided based on date of purchase.

Tickets are available to individual events 

 

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