This weekend marks the return of Southern Screen, the annual Lafayette film festival that celebrates local artists and invites collaborators from all over to downtown! The festival coincides with November’s second Saturday Artwalk, which will have plenty of exhibits and axillary events coinciding with the film fest. If you can’t make it, there is always the plant show/wine tasting, a bath bomb workshop, and a unique bridal sale. Have fun!
11/7-11/10: Southern Screen: The annual Southern Screen film festival will be underway this weekend! The festival combines art installations, talks, workshops, and film screenings of both local and international works in various locations in downtown Lafayette. On Thursday, the festival opens with a screening of “The Nightingale” followed by champagne and oysters. Friday highlights include the “Behind the Camera Workshop” with narrative and non-fiction documentarian Johnny Saint Ours and a screening of the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ documentary “On Va Continuer!” For more information, including workshop times and screenings, visit southernscreen.org/festival
11/7: Ladies Night at All Seasons Nursery: This Thursday evening, wine and gardening enthusiasts alike are invited to All Seasons to get a head start on Christmas shopping! Marcello’s will provide complementary wine for shoppers. Sales and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a Christmas plant show, will be underway as well. This event is free to attend, and no registration is necessary. Event runs from 6-8 p.m.
11/8: Le Jour Couture 2019 Black Friday Sale: Couture bridal boutique Le Jour will host not one, but four Black Friday sales throughout the month! Bridal accessories, boudoir pieces, dress preservation and couture sample gowns will have slashed prices this month. This Friday, veils will be available for up to 70 percent off the ticketed price. First come, first serve!
11/8: Bath Bomb Workshop: This Friday at Bain Amour in Youngsville, bring your favorite bottle of wine and create something indulgent for a friend – or yourself. Participants will create five custom bath bombs of varying scents and moods. This is the only time you can say you’re building a bomb without frightening someone. Bomb-making is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration is free but limited. To reserve your spot, call (337) 303-6176.
11/9: November ArtWalk at Acadiana Center for the Arts: The AcA will have three new exhibition openings and two last chances on display this Saturday. New exhibitions include “Meet in the Middle,” which showcases contemporary sculpture and paintings from New Orleans and Houston artists in addition to Lafayette-based creators; “Close to Home,” a video and pottery hybrid installation from Alicia Faciane and “Open Studios Acadiana,” an annual exhibition featuring works from artists taking part in the 2019 Open Studios Acadiana Tour. Two last chance exhibitions set to close after Artwalk include “Bound Aberration,” which showcases classical oil paintings, and an egg-based piece called “Emerge” from Susan David.