Dueling Pianos

Grouse Room Dueling Pianos
Image courtesy of The Grouse Room

Recurring Weekly on Wednesdays
8 p.m.
Grouse Room, 1919 Kaliste Saloom Rd Suite 303 Lafayette, LA 70508

Every Wednesday at the Grouse Room it’s Dueling Pianos night. A rotating cast of piano players including Julie Williams, Ben McGehee, Hunter DeBlanc, Elizabeth Nix, and Sam Sphar play songs you request as they duel for you affections. This is the perfect way to get over the mid-week hump and have a little fun before you tackle the rest of the week. For a list of upcoming performances click here.

Guided Museum Tour

Summer at the Hilliard: The Art of Staying Put
Photo courtesy of the Hilliard University Art Museum

Recurring Weekly on Fridays and Saturdays
2 – 4 p.m.
Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E St Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503

Take a docent led guided tour of the current exhibitions every Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hilliard University Art Museum. Best part, the guided tour is complimentary with your museum admission!  See below for a list of current exhibits to tour.

May 27 – August 12
Pierre Bonnard: Landscapes from Le Cannet, guest curated by Véronique Serrano, director of the Musée Bonnard

February 3 – August 12
Spiritual Journeys: Homemade Art from the Becky and Wyatt Collins Collection, guest curated by Gus Kopriva

May 23 – September 16
CONTINGENt: drawing and sculpture by Joan Tanner, guest curated by Julien Robson

May 19 – December 9
Spotlight on Francis Pavy, organized by the Hilliard University Art Museum

Live Music at Bayou Teche Brewing

Bayou Teche Brewing

Recurring Weekly on Saturdays
3 – 6 p.m.
Bayou Teche Brewing, 1106 Bushville Hwy., Arnaudville LA 70512

Every Saturday you can enjoy local craft brews and live music by area musicians at Bayou Teche Brewing located in Arnaudville. The music isn’t the only thing you’ll enjoy as the drive to and from the brewery is as scenic as you can get. The beer is sure to be flowing and they may even let you sample their latest creations. Don’t miss out on their brewery tour while you’re there and learn about how these local brews are made. See below for a schedule of events.

Sat, Jul 1 – Two Easy Pieces
Sat, Jul 8 – John Wilson and Zydeco House Rockers
Sat, Jul 15 – The Rayo Brothers
Sat, Jul 22 – Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours
Sat, Jul 29 – Tommy Shreve & Pat Breaux

Uncle Sam’s Jam

Uncle Sam's Jam
Image courtesy of Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association

July 3
3 – 10 p.m.
Parc International, Downtown Lafayette

If you’re looking for a fourth of July celebration for the whole family look no further than Uncle Sam’s Jam. Hosted by the Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association, this event brings together live music, food and fireworks. Enjoy performances from local musicians Roddie Romero & The Hub City All Stars, Ray Boudreaux, Travis Ewing, and DJ Chris Reed. The fireworks display will take place towards the end of the night. Admission to the event is free and open to all ages. For more information click here.

Gulf Brew

Gulf Brew
Image courtesy of the Acadiana Center for the Arts

July 22
5 – 9 p.m.
Blackham Coliseum, 2330 Johnston St. Lafayette, LA 70503

Everyone’s favorite beer festival is back and better than ever for its 10th year! They’re doubling down on this year’s event with more bands, longer tasting hours and of course more brews to celebrate! The best part, you don’t have to contend with the summer heat as this year’s event will take place in the Blackham Coliseum with plenty of air conditioning. For more information click here.