Some of our favorite activities around town are going down in new ways! This week, Acadiana has moved some events online – like a trivia night that benefits future events, and even an online exhibition at the Hilliard. Some gatherings can’t be replicated for the web, though, like ArtWalk events and the weekly Farmer’s Market, which are both still on for in-person attendees. Stay safe! Have fun.
7/10: Back-to-Quarantine Music Trivia: Downtown Lafayette invites teams of six to join a zoom room to compete for a $350 downtown prize pack! This trivia night will help to raise money for various DLU events and programs. To contribute, send your team name and $100 to this link. Instructions and a zoom code will be sent upon payment. There is a ten-team limit, so throw your team name in the ring soon!
7/11: Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market: The premier farmers market in Acadiana will feature locally handcrafted, wildcrafted, grass-fed and cage-free items this morning! The open-air market at Moncus park will open at 8 a.m. Gonsoulin Land and Cattle’s beef, R2 Positive Culture’s kombucha and many more vendors will be on site selling items for your pantry, and breakfast items will be available. The market closes at noon and is free to the public.
7/11: Louisiana Threads Pop-up Shop: Locally owned Louisiana Threads will take its trendy, comfortable clothing offline this Saturday for an outdoor event! Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Louisiana Threads tent will feature cute and casual clothes under the threads’ tent, with mimosas and treats available for shoppers. An outdoor restroom will be available to try on clothes. Everyone who attends will be entered in a drawing!
7/11: Expounding on the work of Vitus Shell: The Paul and Lulu Hilliard Art Museum and the National Coalition Building Institute will conduct an online seminar on the portraits of painter Vitus Shell in his exhibition, “Vitus Shell:‘Bout It ‘Bout It, The Political Power of Just Being.” The exhibition, which is on view at the Hilliard Art Museum through August 15, presents empowering images of brown and black subjects. The exhibition’s online seminar will include a moderated discussion on race. The exhibition begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. For more information.
7/11: Cameron Fontenot Trio at Hideaway: Wilson Savoy’s new lounge, The Hideaway Kitchen on Lee, might have opened at an inopportune time – but it’s handling safe entertainment better than many venues around town. For ArtWalk, the Hideaway will host Drew Simon on accordion, Kelli Jones on guitar and Cameron Fontenot on Fiddle. The set runs from 8 p.m.- 10 p.m. The Hideaway is spacious, so there should be plenty of room for ArtWalkers to enjoy live music!