After a succession of gray days, Acadiana should have a weekend’s window of sunshine, and there is a lot to get into in and out of doors. Start your weekend with a light yoga class outside and a drink, or travel to an art gallery for a unique, artist-led event. You’ve earned some sunshine.
1/26: Salutations and Libations, Wurst Biergarten: This Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m., come to the Wurst Biergarten for an hour and a half of outdoor yoga followed by your drink of choice. This family-friendly and dog-friendly event will offer a slow flow class led by certified yoga instructor Stacy Barton. No previous yoga experience is necessary, and all levels are welcome. Attendees are asked to provide their own mat and arrive 15 minutes before class. A $16 cover charge includes payment for class and one complimentary beer or wine of your choice.
1/26: Love Motel for Insects, art and science roundtable, NUNU: Artist Brandon Bellngée will discuss his ongoing public art installation series, “Love Motel for Insects,” this Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at NUNU art gallery in Arnaudville. The aim of the installation is to construct situations between humans and anthropods. Ballengée combines ultra-violet lights and massive canvasses to form nocturnal anthropods, which are not often seen. In each of their locations, the Love Motels have become the backdrop for various community events. An informal roundtable on art and science collaborations will follow the artist Q&A.
1/26: Hearts and Heels Fashion Show, The Ballroom of Broussard: The work of three local designers will be on display this Saturday at 6 p.m. for the Hearts and Heels Fashion Show, an event that benefits raising awareness for the need for foster families. Designers include Jeanne Claire-Benton, Kia Butler, and The Dress Diaries Owner Chuck Cordill. Tickets range between $1-25 at Eventbrite, and proceeds benefit Foster Friends of Acadiana.
1/27: 5th Annual Save the Basin Event, Artmosphere: Thirty local artists and musicians will convene for this fundraiser for conservation of the Atchafalaya Basin. Musicians include Michael Doucet, Viator & French and Yvette Landry, and guest speakers include Sen. Fred Mills. All proceeds from this daylong event go toward the protection and restoration of the Basin, whose unique ecosystem aids in conserving Louisiana’s history as well as its wetland creatures.
1/27: Cinema on the Bayou, Acadiana Center for the Arts: This Sunday afternoon, the AcA will host the 14th annual film festival Cinema on the Bayou! Music documentary NEW YORK SCHERZO will make its Louisiana premiere at 3:25 p.m. The film examines the sustainability of the performing arts through the perspectives of three budding musicians. Director and producer Shaan Couture will attend the screening then answer questions from audience members. Tickets for the show are $5, and day passes are $20.